09:20 SocietyOver 1,200 trucks queuing at Belarus' border with EU More than 1,200 haulers were queuing in Belarus to cross the border with the European Union as of 8.00 on 20 October, BelTA learned from the website of the State Border Committee.
09:03 EconomyBelarus commissions 36,300 new apartments in January-September Some 1.277 million square meters of homes were delivered for people on the waiting list for better housing (41.6% of all homes commissioned); 950,600 square meters of them were subsidized by the government. Some 683,800 square meters of housing was built for families with many children.
09:01 PoliticsBelarus closes consulate general in New York According to the document, the consulate general shall close on 20 October 2021. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was authorized to take care of the organizational and financial aspects of the closure.
19:59 PoliticsBelarusian senator takes part in meeting of CSTO PA standing commission in St. Petersburg Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic, member of the Standing Commission on Political Issues and International Cooperation of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Sergei Rachkov took part in a meeting of the CSTO PA standing commission in St. Petersburg.
19:34 SocietyBelarus, Russia to share waste management practices Moscow will host the permanent seminar on the development of the Union State of Belarus and Russia at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia on 27-28 October.
19:12 SocietyBelarusian MPs attend meeting of CIS IPA control and budget commission Vitaly Vasyukov said that the commission considered organizational issues both this year and for 2022 but focused on a package of financial and budgetary documents for 2021 and 2022 relating to the fulfillment of budgetary obligations by the CIS member states.
18:51 PresidentLukashenko commends personnel of Minsk City Emergency Hospital Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed an executive order to officially commend the personnel of the Minsk City Clinical Emergency Hospital on 19 October,
18:39 SocietyCSTO Permanent Council finalizes draft statement on combating glorification of Nazism The Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization finalized the draft statement of the CSTO member states on combating the glorification of Nazism.
18:05 SocietyIran seeks to resume air travel with Belarus The diplomat noted that Iran would like to resume flights with Belarus. Belavia used to operate regular flights between Minsk and Tehran, but in October 2017 it stopped flying to Iran due to a drop in passenger traffic.
17:44 PartnersGreece hands over Olympic Flame to Beijing 2022 organizers The Olympic Flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games was handed over on Tuesday to the Chinese organizers in a ceremony held at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens.
17:15 SocietyBelarus' border service: Another group of refugees found on Lithuania-Belarus border Another group of refugees was discovered on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.
16:33 PresidentLukashenko advises to ignore internet tattlers “Those who are lamenting are not from here, but from abroad: from Poland, Lithuania, maybe partly from other states. Why are they doing it? They were paid big money and they need to work it off. They want to live a lavish life, so this is the way they are providing for themselves,” the head of state noted.
16:30 SocietyBelarusian healthcare minister on COVID incidence rate, vaccination forecasts I think that the incidence will start declining in early or mid November, the minister said.
16:06 PresidentLukashenko against mandatory mask, vaccination requirements Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke against mandatory mask, social distancing and vaccination requirements.
16:01 PresidentLukashenko makes cautious predictions about COVID-19 “The situation is clear. About two weeks ago I once again interrogated (I cannot put it otherwise) the healthcare minister. We both came to the same conclusion that this week and the next week will be very indicative in terms of treatment of diseases, above all the coronavirus infection,” the head of state said.