15:00 PoliticsBelarus' upper chamber to ratify visa agreements with EU at spring session “We expect the House of Representatives to submit these two bills to the Council of the Republic on 2 April. These bills will be scrutinized without delay at a session of the International Affairs and National Security Commission and then discussed at a session of the Council of the Republic,” Sergei Rachkov said.
14:53 SocietyBelarus' Healthcare Ministry expands list of COVID-19 high-risk countries The Belarusian Healthcare Ministry has updated the list of countries with the difficult epidemiological situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding to the list Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, and Czechia.
14:48 EconomyFinance ministries of Belarus, Russia working on interbudget oil transactions On 24 March BelTA quoted Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas as saying that Russian companies will supply oil to Belarus without premiums. Part of the premium will be compensated by the Russian government using interbudget transactions.
14:41 SocietyBelarusians cannot leave Moscow's Vnukovo airport over poor coordination between Russian agencies A BelTA correspondent asked Press Secretary of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia Oleg Mazuro to comment on the situation. He noted that the diplomatic mission is working to resolve the situation and keeps in touch with the relevant Russian agencies. The spokesman expressed hope that the current situation will be resolved in the near future.
14:29 EconomyWorld Bank considering financing fight against COVID-19 in Belarus According to the source, the World Bank will do its best to help Belarus respond to medical, social, and economic problems relating to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At present the government, the United Nations Organization, and the World Bank are working together on planning, financing, and buying medical goods.
14:27 Sport2020 IAAF World U20 Championships postponed over coronavirus BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Athletics Federation.
14:00 Society“Raphael” and “Gauguin”: Perfection of finality. Mayak Minska complex is selling the remaining apartments! A common journalistic cliché is writing about some long-awaited cerebration! This time the joy came much earlier than expected. After all, the developer promised to commission the Raphael house at the end of August but delivered the building on 31 January, more than six months ahead of schedule!
12:45 SocietyBelarusian National Technical University to revisit its 100-year history This year the BNTU celebrates its centenary. In order to make this event even more memorable, the university is gathering little-known facts about the history of the university, its teachers and students, including photos and other items.
12:22 SocietyEuropean Diploma for Protected Areas renewed for Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve in Belarus
11:44 SocietyAround 23,000 COVID-19 tests performed in Belarus As of 25 March, 29 patients have already been discharged or are getting ready to be discharged from the hospital. Their tests came back negative. “Another 57 people are under medical observation and getting treatment,” the press service said.
11:27 SportUEFA officially postpones May final matches The working group, established last week as a result of the conference call among the stakeholders of European football, which was chaired by UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, will analyses the options available.
10:34 EconomyEEC Council to discuss EAEU actions amid COVID-19 spread The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) will host an extraordinary session under the chairmanship of Belarus' Vice Premier Igor Petrishenko on 25 March. The meeting will be held in the format of a videoconference.
10:09 SocietyMinistry: Over 1,200 Belarusian tourists remain abroad "We have brought the majority of our nationals home thanks to the joint efforts of the Sport and Tourism Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Transport and Communications Ministry, travel agencies and permanent contacts with the Russian side,” the ministry said.
09:34 SocietyFormer healthcare minister views Belarus' measures against COVID-19 as adequate Speaking about the number of the infected, Igor Zelenkevich, who was Healthcare Minister in Belarus in 1997-2001, said that this is a relatively small figure given the situation around the country.
09:18 PresidentLukashenko extends birthday greetings to Olympic champion Ivan Edeshko “Thanks to your exceptional talent, perseverance and hard work, you have become a true professional, reaching the pinnacle of the sports Olympus and earning the love of the fans. Your life path is a bright example for young people to follow,” the message of greetings reads.