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22 December 2020, 10:56

Lukashenko: Mass vaccination is next stage in combating coronavirus pandemic

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MINSK, 22 December (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has convened a meeting to discuss antiviral vaccines and localization of production of foreign vaccines in Belarus, BelTA has learned.

The head of state noted that the whole world has focused on one problem – how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. All countries are taking extraordinary measures to put an end to the pandemic, and Belarus is no exception. The president emphasized that the country is fighting against the spread of coronavirus ‘in a calm way, as it is supposed to, keeping the health system running'.

“Over the past two weeks, we have been regularly discussing detection and treatment of coronavirus patients. I have invited you to discuss the next stage in the fight against the global disease - mass vaccination of people in order to develop the so-called herd immunity,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The country is now considering a possibility to produce a foreign coronavirus vaccine locally. In addition, Belarusian scientists seek to develop their own vaccine.

“However, regardless of whether we start producing a vaccine within a reasonable time period or not, I want the public to know that the country will have enough vaccines, and everyone will be able to get it,” the head of state assured.

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