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03 April 2020, 14:22

Belarus' Healthcare Ministry issues self-isolation rules for arrivals

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MINSK, 3 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian Healthcare Ministry has laid down self-isolation rules for people who have returned from countries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in line with Resolution No.24 of the ministry of 31 March 2020, BelTA learned from the National Legal Internet Portal.

Belarus' arrivals are not allowed to leave their homes (places of temporary residence) and visit workplaces, educational institutions, stores, shopping centers, public catering and sports facilities, exhibition and concert halls, cinemas, railway and bus stations, and other public places without urgent necessity.

People in self-isolation are advised to shop online but avoid direct contact with delivery agents.

The ministry also reminds people to take hygienic measures: carefully wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer, throw single-use tissues and napkins away in a closed waste bin or a plastic bag.

In case of deterioration of health (body temperature rise to 37°C or above, cough, shortness of breath), people who have recently arrived from abroad should call an ambulance by sending an SMS or calling 103. People are to let medics know that they have been to countries with registered cases of COVID-19 and are currently in self-isolation.

The resolution comes into force after its official publication.

BelTA reported earlier that people arriving in Belarus from countries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic have to self-isolate for 14 days since their arrival. The list of such countries is available on the website of the Healthcare Ministry.

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