14:47 PresidentLukashenko asked for assistance with solving housing issue for Minsk hospital staff Given the rapid development of Borovlyany, the head of state did not rule out giving it the status of a town.
14:35 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 update: 2,076 new cases, 2,151 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 577,932. A total of 550,100 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
14:00 PresidentLukashenko says will support new hospital project but with one reservation The hospital staff told the president that the problem of the new building of the regional hospital has been pending for 10 years. The existing building was built in 1975.
13:46 PresidentLukashenko in favor of giving Borovlyany status of town "We need to take a decision on Borovlyany this year or early next year. There is a need to change its status from a settlement in Minsk District into an urban community with all the ensuing consequences. This issue is of paramount importance. We have already discussed it," the head of state said.
13:46 PresidentLukashenko says ready to get vaccinated but would wait for Belarusian jab “We can see that vaccinated people are less likely to get infected, and even if they do catch COVID, they recover fast. This is a clinically confirmed fact,” said the head of state.
12:52 PresidentLukashenko cautiously optimistic about coronavirus situation in Belarus I am cautiously optimistic about the current situation with coronavirus in Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to employees of Minsk Oblast Clinical Hospital.
12:39 PresidentLukashenko visits Minsk Oblast Clinical Hospital Aleksandr Lukashenko arrived at the hospital immediately after visiting the nearby Alexandrov National Cancer Center. There, the head of state got acquainted with the state of affairs and the organization of medical care for cancer patients.
12:31 EconomyEurasian Economic Union has no plans to introduce common digital currency The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are not planning to introduce a common digital currency, official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a briefing for the press.
12:21 PresidentLukashenko enters hospital ‘red zone' again During the previous waves of the coronavirus infection, Aleksandr Lukashenko had also visited several healthcare facilities treating COVID-19 patients, including ‘red zones'.
12:18 SocietyEEC bolsters cooperation with WHO Iya Malkina said that recently Board Member (Minister) on Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Nazarenko and WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge have signed the relevant memorandum.
11:59 EconomyEAEU's foreign trade exceeds pre-COVID level by 10% "In January-August of this year, the foreign trade with countries outside the EAEU amounted to $522 billion, up by a third year-on-year," Iya Malkina said. “We exceeded the pre-COVID level of January-August 2019 by almost 10%. Exports surged by 38.5%, imports - by 24.5%".
11:41 EconomyBelarus plans to increase dairy export to $4bn by 2030 In 2020 Belarus exported $2.4 billion worth of dairy products. "We have set a good pace. I think that this year we will add $100 million more in export revenues in the dairy segment," Aleksei Bogdanov added.
11:18 PresidentLukashenko praises Belarus' cancer care delivery system Cancer services are quite in demand among foreign nationals in Belarus.In this regard, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that cancer services of the same quality are much more expensive in the West. “They charge you for every this and that, they rip you off. We do these surgeries no worse than they do,” he said.
11:13 EconomyMinister: Belarus will produce enough food to meet domestic demand, to export Belarus will produce sufficient quantities of food to meet the domestic market and to export, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Ivan Krupko told reporters on the sidelines of the Belarus Dairy Export Forum in Minsk.
10:58 EconomyMilk production up over 10% in Belarus over five years “Over the past five years, we managed to ramp up milk production by more than 10%. In 2020 the output reached 7.8 million tonnes. We have everything in place to increase the output by another 100,000 tonnes; we are set to hit 9.2 million tonnes by the end of the five-year plan,” Ivan Krupko said.