13:22 SocietyMinsk to host China-Belarus youth contest of innovation projects on 20-21 May Taking part in the event will be students, graduate students, postgraduate students and young scientists with presentations of their projects.
13:09 SocietyBelarus reports 837 new COVID-19 cases, 694 recoveries in past 24 hours The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 372,242 cases. A total of 362,806 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
12:57 SocietyBelarus win rescue and firefighter competitions in Moscow Belarus won the tournament by clocking 80.53 seconds and beating Russia (83.67 seconds) in the team event, held as part of the discipline “Climbing the Hook Ladder on the Floors of the Training Tower".
12:33 EconomyBelarus' merchandise, services export up 19.5% to $10.3bn in Q1 2021 Over the first three months of 2021, the trade in goods and services totaled $19.794 billion, up by 17.1% over the same period of 2020. Import totaled $9.483 billion, up by 14.7%. Surplus of foreign trade in goods and services equaled $828 million.
12:19 PresidentLukashenko describes new draft Constitution as forward-looking We are making the Constitution of the future of our state. If we want an integral and fair state, we need an integral and fair Constitution and the way to this Constitution should also be like that. If people uphold the new Constitution project, it will be passed. If they don't, we will stick to the existing Constitution,” the head of state said.
12:12 SocietyPhoto exhibition to mark 75th anniversary of MTZ tractor maker opens in Minsk Фотовыставка, посвященная 75-летию МТЗ, открылась на путевых стенах станции метро "Тракторный завод". В экспозиции представлено 65 фотографий.
12:04 SocietyBelarus plans to drop quarantine requirement for vaccinated tourists “I think we will soon introduce a bonus for the vaccinated: we will drop the quarantine requirement for those who arrive from the countries of the ‘red' zone. There is an active discussion worldwide about immunity passports. We have introduced vaccination certificates,” Dmitry Pinevich said.
11:58 SocietyBelarus plans to buy Sputnik Light vaccine “I believe that we will not only purchase this vaccine, but also launch its production in Belarus. It is a single-dose vaccine that was approved for people aged 18-40. However, it is a long-term plan, as the vaccine will be rolled out only in 2022,” Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich said.
11:39 PoliticsRussia's new ambassador to Belarus comments on priorities of his work "I intend to focus primarily on our fruitful, mutually beneficial and effective joint work during my diplomatic mission in Belarus," Ambasasdor Yevgeny Lukyanov said.
11:21 SocietyOver 16,000 deposit accounts opened under Belarus' new family capital program As many as 16,182 large families opened deposit accounts with the total sum of Br366.6 million in line with the program extended for 2020-2024. Under the new five-year program, family capital is granted to large families upon the birth or adoption of the third and subsequent children from 1 January 2020 till 31 December 2024.
11:21 SocietyMinister: COVID-19 cases are unlikely to hit autumn's peak in Belarus "The virus is seasonal and subsides in summer. We spend more time outside, go on holidays, eat more fresh vegetables and fruit, which is very beneficial for the immune system. In addition to that, vaccination will go on, therefore the case numbers will not be as big as in the autumn,” Dmitry Pinevich said.
11:15 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus and Russia have always found mutually beneficial solutions "A dialogue is in full swing to deepen our integration in order to create a level playing field for economic entities and to make a better use of new cooperation opportunities," the head of state said.
10:51 PresidentLukashenko: Only Belarusians have the right to decide on their future According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the situation in the world is far from being calm today. The struggle for geopolitical influence and redistribution of spheres of interest in the economy has been aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, which has further exacerbated the contradictions.
10:41 PresidentLukashenko receives credentials of foreign ambassadors The head of state received credentials of ambassadors of Iraq, Nicaragua, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and Sierra Leone.
10:33 EconomyBelarus, South Africa to strengthen business contacts The parties discussed the prospects of trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and South Africa, priorities for the development of business contacts, and the main areas for cooperation.