09:53 EconomyBelarus' central bank reveals new measures to support economy The National Bank of Belarus will take additional measures to boost banks' capacities to bail out the real economic sector.
09:07 PresidentLukashenko sends Independence Day greetings to Bangladesh The Belarusian leader wished Mohammad Abdul Hamid strong health and many successes in his political career. He also wished peace and prosperity to the people of Bangladesh.
09:00 SocietyAnother Belavia charter flight brings 138 people from Vnukovo to Minsk On board the plane there were 138 people, including 63 nationals of Belarus and a great number of Ukrainian citizens, as well as citizens of Germany, Morocco, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for whom the flight via Minsk is virtually the only way to get home.
19:57 SocietyOver 4,300 Belarusians brought home already According to the source, all the government agencies concerned are working to provide all kinds of assistance to citizens in their efforts to get get back to the home country. The number includes the Sports and Tourism Ministry, the Healthcare Ministry, the Internal Affairs Ministry, and the State Border Committee of Belarus.
19:21 EconomyBelarusian Finance Ministry reveals what economy branches will get coronavirus-triggered support The official said: “We target specific industries that may be potentially harmed in this situation such as tourism, transportation and logistics, public catering, hotel business, entrepreneurship activities, consumer services.”
19:08 EconomyPromise to accommodate private sector proposals in Belarusian economy stabilization package The Economy Ministry in association with the oblast administrations is monitoring the situation in the private sector, focusing on economic consequences of the complicated epidemiological situation in the world and the weakening of the Belarusian ruble's exchange rate.
19:06 SocietyBelarus' National Library to display message of solidarity with Italy On the initiative of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 26 March the National Library will demonstrate a picture with the phrase "Belarus stands with Italy".
19:04 SocietyBelarus offers stay extension for Serbian citizens stranded in Minsk Belarus has extended a stay for several Serbian citizens who did not manage to leave Minsk in time due to travel restrictions imposed by some states over the coronavirus situation, BelTA learned from the Serbian Embassy in Belarus.
18:48 SocietyHealthcare minister: Targeted approach helps curb coronavirus in Belarus Quarantine stations were set up at all the points of entry. Screening measures include temperature checks. This system of control really works, Vladimir Karanik noted.
18:30 SocietyBelarus to accede to Marrakesh treaty soon “The bill is designed to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, contribute to the development of their intellectual and labor potential, social integration into society,” Marina Vasko said.
18:22 PoliticsEurasian Intergovernmental Council to meet by videoconference There are proposals for the Eurasian Economic Union to restrict the export of certain goods that are badly needed by its member states. There are plans to provide some preferences for the import of crucial consumer goods.
18:13 SocietyBelarus' Bolshoi Theater to welcome world opera stars on 27 April The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus will welcome world opera stars Nadine Koutcher, Oksana Volkova and Pavel Petrov on 27 April, the organizers told BelTA.
18:02 SocietyBelarus, Russia urged to reconcile coronavirus containment measures Belarus and Russia should harmonize coronavirus containment efforts in order to avoid disagreements, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota told reporters.
18:01 EconomyFinance Ministry ready to take measures to keep Belarus' budget stable against COVID-19, oil prices The official said: “We are monitoring the situation with the budget and the revenues in Q1 2020. For now the situation is unfolding in a way that keeps us working virtually in normal mode. We are getting enough revenues to finance all the payments scheduled for Q1 2020.”
17:47 SocietyCall for prompt solution to coronavirus-related labor migration problems in EAEU The official said: “As for labor migration, the issue is being discussed in the context of, certainly, quarantine restrictions on travels of individuals. No doubt the situation is obviously acute and requires an immediate response.”