15:59 EconomyBelarus to make more respirators The enterprise has been present on the Belarusian market for a long time. But it suspended operations in 2015-2018. Operations were resumed in late 2019. Now it uses meltblown fiber to make respirators that offer class 2 protection.
15:49 SocietyBelavia to postpone launch of Minsk-Vienna flights Austria's aviation administration did not grant Belavia a permission to operate regular flights on this route. Therefore, the Belarusian company cancels Minsk-Vienna-Minsk flights that were due to take place from 29 March to 24 April.
14:49 EconomyBelarusian government preparing business support proposals “Today we are convening for the first meeting to discuss the measures proposed by the Economy Ministry to help enterprises go through this difficult period,” Sergei Rumas said.
14:43 EconomyRussian companies to supply oil to Belarus without premiums Sergei Rumas said: “Since late 2019 Belarus has been negotiating the acquisition of Russian oil for our oil refineries without a premium. Literally on Saturday we came to an agreement with the Russian government that all the Russian companies will be able to supply oil without a premium.”
14:15 EconomyBelarus' economic decisions in face of coronavirus pandemic justified The Belarusian government is considering a set of measures to support doing business. Members of the parliament are working on their own proposals to soften the blow of the coronavirus situation to the economy.
14:00 PresidentLukashenko speaks with Latvian president over phone Top on the agenda of the conversation was the visit of the Belarusian head of state to Riga. The visit was postponed to a later date as Latvia had declared a state of emergency. Aleksandr Lukashenko underlined that Belarus learned the news about it with understanding.
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13:36 PoliticsChina appreciates good attitude to Chinese citizens in Belarus China is grateful to Belarusians for their good attitude towards Chinese citizens living in their country, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming told journalists answering a question of a BelTA reporter after a meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 24 March.
13:27 PoliticsChinese ambassador: Coronavirus is stateless and we need to fight it together “The epidemic is an enemy of the whole humanity and requires joint actions from the international community. All countries should stand together in the face of the epidemic and overcome the temporary difficulties,” Ambassador Cui Qiming said.
13:00 SocietyBelarus, Russia to compile joint exit ban database by 1 April The official said: “We've received a separate list of the persons, whose right to go to a foreign state from Russia's territory is restricted. We are now integrating the data into Russian and Belarusian databases. We've started sharing the relevant data with Russia."
12:59 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus is looking forward to Xi Jinping's visit Addressing the ambassador, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Will you please tell my friend, Chinese President Xi Jinping, that Belarus is looking forward to his visit.” According to the president, the parties are working out the possibilities to arrange a visit at the highest level.
12:47 PoliticsChinese ambassador thanks Belarus for support in fight against coronavirus The head of the diplomatic mission stressed that during this difficult period the Belarusian-Chinese relations have grown stronger. The parties actively cooperate across all matters, including the fight against coronavirus. "A friend in need is a friend indeed," Ambassador Cui Qiming said.
12:42 SocietyOver 300 foreigners apply for extension of stay in Belarus beyond 90 days This applies to people who are allowed to stay in Belarus for up to 90 days in line with bilateral agreements provided they are registered with a local migration office. At present those arriving at the airport (using the visa waiver) can extend their stay in Belarus from 30 to 90 days.
12:18 PresidentLukashenko on fight against coronavirus: Belarus acts professionally using China's experience The head of state emphasized that coronavirus cases confirmed in Belarus were imported. “This virus has not been developing here. Apart from that, Belarus was not and is not the place where this virus started,” he noted.
12:17 EconomyThird tanker with Azerbaijani oil for Belarus arrives in Odessa The official said: “The tanker started discharging oil in Odessa this morning. Oil will be pumped to Mozyr Oil Refinery by the end of March.” This tanker had carried oil from the Georgian port of Supsa to Odessa.