17:46 SocietySixty-three Belarusians remain stranded at Vnukovo airport As for the seven citizens of Belarus, who had flown to Vnukovo from the Dominican Republic the day before, the problems, which arose due to poorly coordinated actions of various Russian agencies, were resolved thanks to the embassy.
17:40 PartnersChina's panda base reopens to public A top destination for the world's panda lovers on Wednesday reopened to the public in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
17:35 EconomySouth Africa interested in cooperation with Gomel jewelry makers The Republic of South Africa would like to cooperate with Gomel jewelry companies, Head of the Embassy Subdivision of South Africa in Minsk Roberto Gomes told reporters during his visit to Gomel Oblast.
17:28 PoliticsRussia postpones constitutional vote The decision is due to the need to ensure the safety, life and health of citizens amid the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Referring to the new vote date, the Russian president said: "We will assess how the situation will develop in the regions and in the country as a whole. We will make a decision on the new vote day based on professional opinion and recommendations of doctors and specialists.”
17:12 In PicturesDisinfection of ground public transport in Minsk The process includes washing of a vehicle from the outside, dry and wet cleaning of the interior, and treatment with cleansers and disinfectants.
17:02 SocietyEducation Ministry: No need to cancel university classes in Belarus The Education Ministry of Belarus believes that at this stage there is no need to cancel classes at higher learning institutions and vocational colleges over the COVID-19 coronavirus.
16:57 PoliticsChinese ambassador: China shows firm, unwavering support for Belarus “The Chinese government has decided to supply reagents for coronavirus tests, medical protective gear, infrared thermometers, safety glasses, disposable medical gloves, shoe covers, and other medical products to Belarus,” Ambassador Cui Qiming said.
16:47 EconomyBelarus in negotiations with WB, EIB on COVID-19 finance, to consider IMF proposals The official said: “We've already started working with the World Bank to support the Healthcare Ministry. We've started preparing the agreement. Negotiations have also begun with the European Investment Bank.”
16:28 EconomyBelarus to continue honoring state debt commitments in full The official said: “We continue honoring our commitments in full. We are not amending the policy of the Finance Ministry and Belarus as a whole with regard to the commitments the country has undertaken and continue acting in strict compliance with these commitments.”
16:17 SocietyGeorgians stranded in Europe to come home via Minsk Valeri Kvaratskhelia expressed gratitude for the organization of the flight for Georgian nationals.
16:09 SocietyBelarusian Gomel Oblast sends message of encouragement to Italy Gomel Oblast sends words of encouragement to its Italian friends and partners over the coronavirus situation in Italy. Messages from residents of Gomel Oblast signed by Governor Gennady Solovei are sent to Italian regions and cities and to the Belarusian Embassy in Italy.
15:58 EconomyEAEU countries vow to make concerted decisions on freight transportation across borders Andrei Slepnev said: “We presume that we have a common market. Although the legislation formally authorizes us to take measures if there is an emergency or a threat to security and health, the sides have agreed that concerted decisions will be made on everything relating to the common market anyway."
15:58 EconomyEAEU to reduce import duties on foodstuffs, medicines Lifting of the Russian counter-sanctions on Western food is out of question.
15:45 SocietyBelarus to receive coronavirus rapid tests from China on 1 April China will hand over to Belarus more than 2,000 raoid tests, medical glasses, remote thermometers, etc., which will be the first consignment of humanitarian aid.
15:25 EconomyEAEU bans export of goods needed to fight COVID-19 The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission made a decision to ban the export of goods needed to combat the spread of the new coronavirus outside the Eurasian Economic Union at an extraordinary meeting in Moscow on 25 March, Andrei Slepnev, Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission, told the media.