09:02 PresidentLukashenko sends Independence Day greetings to Greece The head of state emphasized that the two nations boast a rich centuries-long history and cultural heritage, share spiritual values that create a robust foundation for the development of constructive interstate ties.
19:57 PoliticsOver 3,900 Belarusians return home thanks to Ministry of Foreign Affairs The official said the work proceeds in cooperation with foreign partners. Efforts of the Belarusian government agencies concerned are tightly coordinated. The agencies working on it include the Sports and Tourism Ministry, the Healthcare Ministry, the Internal Affairs Ministry, and State Border Committee of Belarus.
19:26 EconomyBalanced measures to support business in Belarus in coronavirus situation praised The Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus is tracking the situation, gaining more knowledge about it through meetings with labor collectives and individual citizens.
19:05 SocietyInstallation of spans on new automobile bridge in Grodno to begin in May A railway bridge built in Grodno over 40 years ago is being converted into an automobile bridge. The railway bridge was built upon the initiative of the Belarusian army as a backup structure. The bridge was abandoned for some time until the decision to convert it into an automobile bridge was made.
18:37 SocietyBelarus' postal service to halt mail delivery to China, France from 25 March Belpochta explained that airlines that deliver mail to these countries changed their flight schedule. Due to this, postal services to China and France will be suspended from 25 March. However, Belpochta will still accept EMS mail bound for these countries.
18:28 SportFootball fans turn attention to Belarus The Belarusian tournament is the only one in Europe and the one of the few on the planet that continues regardless of the spread of the coronavirus.
18:19 SocietyBelarus organizes transit of 59 Ukrainian truckers home Belarus has organized the transit of 59 Ukrainian truckers home, the Belarusian State Border Committee said in the Telegram channel.
18:05 SocietyOver 550,000 trees planted in Belarus in 2019 A total of 551,900 trees were planted in Belarus in 2019 as part of the greening campaign, three times as many as in 2018. The number of planted shrubs doubled, amounting to 516,900.
17:47 SocietyBelarus' environmental ministry calls to join Earth Hour on 28 March “The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection has sent proposals and recommendations to organizations. It is important to support this international campaign. For example, we recommend that the lights be turned off on buildings at this time. This, in our opinion, will do no harm, and will bring only positive results,” Tatiana Kononchuk said.
17:26 SocietyBelarus' Kupala Theater to go online with Paulinka production The live stream will be available to any device, anywhere in the world without authorization. The high-quality multi-camera filming will enable every spectator to immerse in the atmosphere of the theater hall and see everything happening on stage from various angles.
17:03 SocietySecond stage of Belarusian army combat readiness test in progress The 103rd Vitebsk Independent Airborne Brigade and units of the 38th Brest Independent Airborne Brigade have been relocated to staging areas and have started carrying out combat training tasks.
17:00 PartnersUN's Guterres calls for global cease-fire in the face of virus threat UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the wider battle against the coronavirus.
16:56 SportTokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 over coronavirus The decision was taken after talks between Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.
16:41 EconomyBelarus fully stocked with cereals, meat and dairy products “Belarus is self-sufficient in dairy and meat products. The country's meat and dairy sectors produce a wide range of high-quality products. The level of self-sufficiency is 135.2% for meat and meat products, and 235.1% for dairy products,” the press service said.
16:19 SocietyCall for better coordination of coronavirus containment plans in Belarus, Russia Sergei Rumas suggested discussing the date and the agenda of the forthcoming session of the Union State Council of Ministers. “We have many questions. We have not convened for a long time. Therefore, we need to compare notes,” the premier said.