MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) – Opponents of the Belarusian state are purposefully whipping up hysteria around COVID-19, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting to discuss the epidemiological situation and the COVID-19 response in Belarus on 19 October, BelTA has learned.
“You know, we will have to live with COVID, just like with these loudmouths on the internet. Therefore, we need to pay less attention to this,” Aleksandr Lukashenko believes.
The president emphasized that the media frenzy around the coronavirus is created on purpose. “Those who are lamenting are not from here, but from abroad: from Poland, Lithuania, maybe partly from other states. Why are they doing it? They were paid big money and they need to work it off. They want to live a lavish life, so
this is the way they are providing for themselves,” the head of state noted.
In addition to that, opponents of the Belarusian state are counting on a mutiny in Belarus. Their main task is to raise a rebellion and make people take to the streets and rise up against the authorities, Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “I have started looking at these channels – they are run by crooks and bandits, who the KGB has been fighting for several months and who have been declared extremists in our country,” the president added.