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BELARUS

69,102

Total Cases

595

Total Deaths

65,893

Total Recovered

2,614

Total Active Cases

+3

New Deaths

+97

New Cases


via gzeromedia08/11/2020

The Graphic Truth: The COVID vaccine race - GZERO Media

The global race is on to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. While it usually takes many years to develop and widely distribute vaccines, scientists around the world are now trying to get one ready within an unprecedented time frame: 12-18 months. And while there is some international cooperation in...

via gzeromedia08/11/2020

What We're Watching: Post-election chaos in Belarus, Bolivia's roadblock, violence in DRC - GZERO Media

Belarus' post-election fire rages on: At least one person has died and over 2,000 have been arrested in violent protests that erupted in Belarus after strongman President Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory with about 80 percent of the vote — results deemed fraudulent by international governments. ...

via arabnews08/10/2020

Lukashenko wins Belarus poll with 80.23% - Arab News

MINSK: Long-serving Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko won a sixth term with 80.23 percent of the vote, according to a preliminary count from the presidential election, Belta state news agency reported. The central electoral commission reported that the strongman’s main challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya won 9.9 percent in Sunday’s vote, which Lukashenko’s opponents say was

via voanews08/08/2020

Lukashenko’s Biggest Election Opponent: the Internet - Voice of America

In the closing days of the Belarus presidential election campaign, opposition candidates are holding mass rallies and incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is visiting businesses, giving speeches to the Security Council and government – and lashing out at the news media. During a meeting with campaign staff, Lukashenko railed at local and international media, saying the Belarussian edition of Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda “will soon turn into a tabloid” and accusing foreign outlets, including the BBC and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, of being biased and calling for riots. Lukashenko


via eng.belta.by07/28/2020

Belarusian IT company develops COVID-19 situation analysis system for Healthcare Ministry - Belarus News (BelTA)

The software will enable faster, fuller, and more transparent sharing of data submitted by healthcare organizations. The automated process will reduce the amount of paperwork and will improve procedures relating to the processing of incoming data in Belarusian organizations.

via eng.belta.by07/24/2020

Minister: Coronavirus pandemic exposed strong sides of Belarus' healthcare system - Belarus News (BelTA)

Vladimir Karanik expressed gratitude to absolutely all healthcare workers for keeping the healthcare system running in that difficult time. None of the specialized national research centers was re-purposed, which means that the primary care performed all its tasks amid the pandemic.

via world-grain06/26/2020

Zimbabwe-Belarus agreement to modernize ag sector - World Grain

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — The first batch of modern farm machinery has shipped to Harare, Zimbabwe, as part of a $58 million deal between Belarus and Zimbabwe. The shipment includes 20 grain harvesters for grain and maize, 100 tractors and 52 seed drills. The second batch is expected in December. “This deal brings Belarusian expertise in agriculture and engineering to Zimbabwe,” said Alexander Zingman, Zimbabwe’s Honorary Consul to Belarus. “Both countries have been expanding ties since 2015 and this deal is a win-win for both.” Zimbabwe . . .

via gzeromedia08/11/2020

What We're Watching: Post-election chaos in Belarus, Biden taps Harris, Bolivia's roadblock - GZERO Media

Belarus' post-election fire rages on: At least one person has died and over 2,000 have been arrested in violent protests that erupted in Belarus after strongman President Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory with about 80 percent of the vote — results deemed fraudulent by international governments. ...

via menafn08/11/2020

Over 69000 coronavirus cases reported in Belarus - MENAFN.COM



The health ministry of Belarus said on Tuesday that 58 more patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus on Tuesday, which has increased the total number of cases across the country to 69,005.

The ministry said that 228 more patients have recovered from the disease in the earlier 24 hours, which has increased the number of recoveries to 65,21


via gzeromedia08/06/2020

Hard Numbers: Google deletes misinformation, Africa’s COVID testing falls short, China-India spat hits cricket, Belarus’ salaries stagnate - GZERO Media

2,500: Google has deleted around 2,500 YouTube accounts linked to a coordinated misinformation campaign about Hong Kong, Chinese regime critics and China's coronavirus response. It's been a busy week for social media platforms cracking down on fake news, after Facebook and Twitter censored a post fr...

via sfchronicle08/04/2020

Ex-teacher hopes to free Belarus from president's iron fist - San Francisco Chronicle

BREST, Belarus (AP) — A 37-year-old former English teacher without political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian president of Belarus who has been the ex-Soviet nation's only leader for more than a quarter-century. And yet, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has united various opposition factions behind her candidacy and drawn tens of thousands of supporters to her campaign rallies ahead of the presidential election on Sunday. Tsikhanouskaya says the crowds — the biggest demonstrations Belarus has seen since becoming independent in 1991 — reflect a desperate longing for transformation after President Alexander Lukashenko's 26-year rule. In an interview with The Associated Press, she described herself as a “symbol of change.” “People see me not as a consummate politician striving for power, but just an average person like themselves — and they like it,” Tsikhanouskaya said. “They understand that I don't want anything for myself." Her rally a few days ago in Brest on the border with Poland drew over 20,000 people, a massive showing for a city that has never seen big political protests. A few days before that, Tsikhanouskaya's rally in the capital, Minsk, attracted more than 60,000. It was the largest opposition gathering in Belarus since the rallies in the months before the 1991 Soviet collapse. “I'm tired of being patient and silent, I'm tired of being afraid,” Tsikhanouskaya told the enthusiastic crowd in Brest. On Tuesday, police dispersed two of Tsikhanouskaya's rallies, where hundreds of people had gathered to await the candidate. The Belarusian human rights group Viasna said about 30 people were detained at the planned rallies in Slutsk and Soligorsk. Lukashenko, 65, was a Soviet state farm director before he became the first...

via menafn07/26/2020

Total coronavirus cases in Belarus at 67002 - MENAFN.COM




The health ministry of Belarus said on Saturday that 156 more patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus on Saturday, which has increased the total number of coronavirus infections across the country to 67,002.

The ministry said that 337 more patients have recovered in the earlier 24 hours, which has pushed the total number of recoverie

via voanews07/15/2020

Belarus Leader Criticizes West After Protests Over Election Bans - Voice of America

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko dismissed Western criticism on Wednesday after his two main challengers were barred from next month's presidential election and police detained over 250 protesters. The European Union delegation to Belarus said excluding the two rivals "undermines the overall integrity and democratic nature of the elections," and Europe's election watchdog expressed concern about "key aspects of the electoral process." Hundreds Protest Opposition Candidates' Lockout in Belarus Election commission refuses to place two top candidates on presidential election ballot

via menafn06/25/2020

Qatar sends urgent medical aid to Belarus - MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha : In the implementation of the directives of the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, a shipment of urgent medical aid was sent today to the Republic of Belarus, provided by the State of Qatar through the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), in support of the efforts of the friendly Republic of Belarus to


via arabnews08/10/2020

Protestor killed, dozens wounded in Belarus unrest - Arab News

MINSK: A protestor was killed and dozens wounded when police in Belarus used stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse demonstrators disputing election results, a prominent rights group said on Monday. The Viasna Human Rights Center said the young male protester suffered a traumatic head injury when he was hit by a police vehicle and medics were unable to save him.

via menafn08/08/2020

Total COVID-19 infections in Belarus reache 68614 - MENAFN.COM

According to a statement issued on Saturday by the health ministry of Belarus, the overall figure of patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus across the country has risen to 68,614 as 111 more cases were confirmed over the last 24 hours.

The ministry included that a number of 444 more patients were discharged from hospitals after s

via thetelegraph08/04/2020

Ex-teacher hopes to free Belarus from president's iron fist - Alton Telegraph

BREST, Belarus (AP) - A 37-year-old former English teacher without political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian president of Belarus who has been the ex-Soviet nation's only leader for more than a quarter-century. And yet, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has united various opposition factions behind her candidacy and drawn tens of thousands of supporters to her campaign rallies ahead of the presidential election on Sunday. Tsikhanouskaya says the crowds - the biggest demonstrations Belarus has seen since becoming independent in 1991 - reflect a desperate longing for transformation after President Alexander Lukashenko's 26-year rule. In an interview with The Associated Press, she described herself as a "symbol of change." "People see me not as a consummate politician striving for power, but just an average person like themselves - and they like it," Tsikhanouskaya said. "They understand that I don't want anything for myself." Her rally a few days ago in Brest on the border with Poland drew over 20,000 people, a massive showing for a city that has never seen big political protests. A few days before that, Tsikhanouskaya's rally in the capital, Minsk, attracted more than 60,000. It was the largest opposition gathering in Belarus since the rallies in the months before the 1991 Soviet collapse. "I'm tired of being patient and silent, I'm tired of being afraid," Tsikhanouskaya told the enthusiastic crowd in Brest. On Tuesday, police dispersed two of Tsikhanouskaya's rallies, where hundreds of people had gathered to await the candidate. The Belarusian human rights group Viasna said about 30 people were detained at the planned rallies in Slutsk and Soligorsk. Lukashenko, 65, was a Soviet state farm director before he became the first...

via voanews07/29/2020

Belarus Leader Says He Survived Coronavirus - Voice of America

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced he had tested positive but successfully overcome the novel coronavirus on Tuesday — adding a new twist to a charged presidential election season in the former Soviet republic often called the “last dictatorship in Europe.” Lukashenko, 65, revealed the news during a speech before Interior Ministry troops in Minsk — with the longtime Belarusian leader speaking in a hoarse sounding voice he blamed on a recent heavy workload. "I apologize for my voice.

via menafn07/25/2020

158 more coronavirus cases reported in Belarus - MENAFN.COM



The health ministry of Belarus said that 158 more patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the country on Friday, which has increased the total number of cases across the country to 66,846.

The ministry said that 316 more patients have recovered from the disease in the earlier 24 hours, which has increased the total number of recoverie

via news1807/15/2020

Hundreds of People in Belarus Play 'Holi' Amid Coronavirus Pandemic - News18

Amusement park, Dreamland, in Minsk, Belarus, organised a ColorFest festival, which saw hundreds of people in attendance. Participants were seen having a gala time at the fest where they applied colours on each other and seen grooving to foot-tapping numbers. Here's a look at some pictures from the vibrant festival under the shadow of coronavirus pandemic.