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26 June 2020, 17:43

Belarus president talks about falling coronavirus morbidity

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SOLIGORSK, 26 June (BelTA) – Coronavirus morbidity in Minsk Oblast is declining just like coronavirus morbidity in Vitebsk and Minsk. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he talked to Belaruskali workers on 26 June, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Just like in Vitebsk and Minsk, the coronavirus morbidity in Minsk Oblast is going down. We tend to disregard test results because tests can offer little information. We look at pneumonias instead. Any virus affects the lungs. COVID-19 does, too. This is why we look at pneumonias. It is easy to see whether people are infected with the virus then. If they are, we treat them.”

Talking to Belaruskali workers, Aleksandr Lukashenko answered a number of questions about the matters Soligorsk residents are concerned about. One of the workers reminded that the construction of the next section of the Minsk-Mikashevichi motorway – from Slutsk to Soligorsk – will be continued soon. He said he would like the new road to be 14km longer in order to reach Starobin. The head of state responded by saying the work would continue. “I think we will reach Mikashevichi because we need this road,” he said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also said that once the construction of the Minsk-Mikashevichi motorway section is over, they intend to upgrade the road from Gomel to Brest. It will allow intercepting transit traffic from Russia to Ukraine and rerouting it to Europe. Private companies are expected to pitch in.

Soligorsk residents also asked Aleksandr Lukashenko what he thinks about Russian sauna. He said he goes to Russian sauna virtually every day. “There was a workout session yesterday. My son and I went to Russian sauna after that. I will need to spend some time there today, too,” he added. However, the question about Russian sauna did not come out of the blue. It turned out that Soligorsk could use a new bathhouse. According to Soligorsk residents, the old one is in a bad state. “A question I didn't expect,” the president was surprised. Aleksandr Lukashenko assured that the authorities will think about how this problem could be fixed.

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