13:38 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 update: 697 new cases, 617 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 362,594 cases. A total of 353,081 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
13:31 PoliticsBelarus prime minister about new response to sanctions: We will play it by ear Roman Golovchenko stressed that in line with international law sanctions can be authorized in response to extremely serious and proven crimes, which are committed in a specific country. Such a situation cannot apply to Belarus.
13:19 EconomyPrime minister: Belarusian economy reached a steady growth trajectory in Q1 2021 The prime minister said: “Results of the first quarter inspire cautious optimism as diplomats put it. The economy reached a steady growth trajectory virtually in all the indicators.”
13:17 SocietyVeterans of Great Patriotic War meet with youth in Minsk The Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War hosted the roundtable “From war generation to peace generation” on 4 May.
12:49 PoliticsPM comments on plans to transfer presidential power to Security Council We all know what is going on around our country, what goals the enemies of our state pursue. They have gone beyond any moral values. Therefore, the country should be ready for anything, for any development of the situation. The president, as head of state, commander-in-chief, understands this very well, the prime minister said
12:24 EconomyBelarusian oil refineries operating as usual The official said: “Belarusian oil refineries are operating in normal mode. They will even process more oil in May than the level specified by the current business plans. Transneft's information [about lower oil deliveries in May] does not contradict goals."
11:42 PresidentLukashenko meets with Belarus PM to receive his report First of all, Aleksandr Lukashenko was interested in the country's economic performance. The president emphasized, however, that the main thing is not even the country's performance in the first quarter of the year, but the future perspectives such as the results planned for the end of the year.
11:39 SocietyOpening case on genocide of Belarusian people during Great Patriotic War hailed as right decision The Nazis committed crimes unprecedented in scale, cruelty and inhumanity. Our sacred duty is to keep memory of the terrible tragedy that took 27 million Soviet lives and the life of almost every third resident of Belarus.
10:47 SportBelarus name squad for World Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament The Belarusian freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling national teams have decided on the squad for the 2021 World Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament which is due in Sofia, Bulgaria on 6-9 May.
09:56 PoliticsCSTO welcomes Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan agreements The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) welcomes the agreement to stop clashes on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border, according to the CSTO commentary on the situation.
09:46 EconomyBelarus mulls over projects to use peat at cement plants According to Viktor Karankevich, this year plans are in place to increase the delivery of peat products to the cement factories, including milled peat to Krasnoselstroymaterialy.
09:18 Sport2021 U18 Worlds: Belarus lose to Russia, out of contention Trailing 0-3 in the second period, Belarus fought back to make it 2-3, but just did not have enough firepower to advance.
09:00 PoliticsSoyuz political party denied registration in Belarus When studying the documents submitted for state registration, it was found out that the founders violated the established order of setting up a political party and submitted an invalid document.
22:59 In PicturesSwan Lake rehearsal in Bolshoi Theater of Belarus The ballet will premiere on 15 May.
19:57 EconomyBelarus' Development Bank reports record-high financial support for export in Q1 2021 According to the source, the bank continues stepping up financial support for Belarusian export this year. In Q1 2021 the bank provided the equivalent of Br384.2 million in export loans, with the growth rate at 178% as against January-March 2020.