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18 November 2021, 12:23

Belarus to extend COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees

GRODNO, 18 November (BelTA) – Over the past 24 hours, 37 refugees stranded on the Belarus-Poland border applied for medical assistance, Chairman of the Education, Science, Culture, and Social Development Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Viktor Liskovich told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“The night passed calmly in the camp. Over the past 24 hours, 37 refugees applied for medical help. Some 10,000 face masks were handed over. Starting from today, foreign volunteers will be deployed on the ground to improve communication with refugees. There are plans to send a shop on wheels to the camp and set up an exchange office so that people could buy essential goods. Today we will embark on administering COVID-19 vaccines in refugees. The Belarusian people, our country are doing everything to improve the very harsh conditions of refugees and prevent the spread of infections and acute diseases,” Viktor Liskovich said.

According to the senator, the logistics center has prepared another 400 places for refugees.

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