BELARUS

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BELARUS

235,859

Total Cases

1,639

Total Deaths

220,912

Total Recovered

13,308

Total Active Cases

+11

New Deaths

+1,748

New Cases


via news.yahoo01/22/2021

Man sets himself on fire in Minsk outside Belarus government HQ - police - Yahoo News

A 35-year-old man in Belarus set himself on fire outside the government headquarters in Minsk on Friday and was hospitalised after passers-by and police put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, police said. The man could be seen on fire on a sprawling, largely empty square in the centre of Minsk near a statue of Lenin in video footage shared online. The motives for the man's act were not immediately clear and investigators were working to establish the background, the Belarusian Investigative Committee said in a statement.

via voanews01/21/2021

European Central Bank Says COVID Stimulus Policies to Stay in Place - Voice of America

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Thursday the bank will keep its COVID-19-related economic stimulus package in place as the 19-nation Eurozone economy continues facing economic threats from the pandemic.  Speaking in Berlin, Lagarde said that while newly approved vaccines and vaccination programs in Europe are a plus, the surges of COVID-19 cases throughout the continent have prompted new lockdowns and restrictions that affect the service economy of most nations.

via voanews01/19/2021

Russia Dismisses Calls for Sanctions After Navalny Arrest - Voice of America

Russia dismissed calls Tuesday for opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s release and threats of sanctions after his arrest, calling the issue a national matter. Responding to calls for sanctions against Moscow a day after Navalny was arrested, a Kremlin spokesperson said Navalny’s case would be dealt with internally. FILE - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov listens during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 19, 2019.“We can’t and are not going to take these statements into account,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday. "This is about a Russian citizen not complying with Russian law.

via kyivpost01/16/2021

Belarus to start vaccinating medical workers with Sputnik V | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv Post

MINSK – Belarus will start vaccinating medical workers at risk from coronavirus, the country’s Health Ministry said on Jan. 16. “The healthcare facilities are receiving batches of Sputnik V vaccine to vaccinate medical workers of Belarus, those who are at risk, today,” the Health Ministry said on its Telegram channel. “In the first place, it […]


via gzeromedia01/07/2021

The Graphic Truth: COVID vaccines vs COVID cases - GZERO Media

Even as vaccines roll out around the world, COVID-19 is continuing to spread like wildfire in many places, dashing hopes of a return to normal life any time soon. Some countries, like Israel and the UK for instance, have been praised for their inoculation drives, while still recording some of the hi...

via gzeromedia01/07/2021

What We’re Watching: Belarusian spooks plot killings abroad, Army enters Ghana’s parliament - GZERO Media

Did Belarus have plans to kill dissidents abroad? On Monday, the EU Observer, an online newspaper, published a recording of unclear origin that is allegedly an April 2012 conversation between a former Belarusian spy chief and two unidentified men, in which the three discuss a plan to assassinate Be...

via explica.co01/05/2021

The coronavirus is a punishment from God, according to the president of Belarus - Explica

At first, the President of Belarus called the Covid-19 pandemic « massive psychosis » and recommended treating the virus by drinking vodka or playing ice hockey, but later he had no choice but to recognize it since he himself contracted the disease | 01/05/2021 | ionicons-v5-c12: 20 | . | Minsk, Russia.- The President of Belarus, Alexandr

via news.yahoo01/22/2021

Man sets himself on fire in Minsk outside Belarus government HQ: police - Yahoo News

A 35-year-old man in Belarus set himself on fire outside the government headquarters in Minsk on Friday and was hospitalised after passers-by and police put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, police said. The man could be seen on fire on a sprawling, largely empty square in the centre of Minsk near a statue of Lenin in video footage shared online. The motives for the man's act were not immediately clear and investigators were working to establish the background, the Belarusian Investigative Committee said in a statement.

via oklahoman01/21/2021

The Latest: Fauci vows full US engagement with WHO - Oklahoman.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug helped prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations.It’s the first major study to show an antibody medication may prevent disease. The drugmaker says residents and staff who got the drug had up to a 57% lower risk of getting COVID-19. Among nursing home residents only, there was up to a 80% reduction in risk.U.S. regulators last year allowed emergency use of the antibody treatment for mild or moderate COVID-19 cases that don’t require hospitalization. It’s a one-time dose given through an IV.


via eng.belta.by01/16/2021

Meshaal Al Attiyah: Qatar is proud of relations with Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)

The State of Qatar is proud of the outstanding level of relations between the two friendly countries. According to the diplomat, since diplomatic relations were established in 1996, the bilateral cooperation has marked several important milestones including the exchange of visits at the highest level.

via eng.belta.by01/12/2021

Belarus COVID-19 incidence rate lower than expected, some hospitals returning to normal - Belarus News (BelTA)

"Even before the New Year, before the holidays, we noticed a fairly steady declining trend in all regions. The same trend was observed during the holidays. Based on the available data, we decided that some institutions that operated in the so-called mode of infectious hospitals will return back to normal," Dmitry Pinevich said.

via voanews01/07/2021

As US Reels From Capitol Violence, Russia Enjoys the Show - Voice of America

While governments around the world have expressed outrage and sadness over rioting that engulfed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Russia took a different view -- namely, vindication with a bit of gloating.     “The celebration of democracy is over,” Konstantin Kosachev, head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia’s Federation Council, said in a Facebook post in which he argued — not for the first time — against placing America as the model among global democracies.     “America no longer forges that path, and consequently has lost its right to define it.

via gzeromedia01/06/2021

Hard Numbers: Refugees flee Tigray, Palau to vaccinate everyone, El Salvador’s former commander-in-thief, US bans Chinese apps - GZERO Media

2.2 million: Around 2.2 million people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region since the fighting began two months ago, more than double the previous estimate, according to the local government. Addis Ababa claimed the new figure is exaggerated, but admitted the numbe...

via eng.belta.by12/28/2020

Chief sanitary inspector: COVID-19 cases have plateaued in Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)

“Of course, it's too early to talk about this, but I think that the cases have hit a plateau, and depending on how the holidays - New Year and Christmas - will go, we might be able to see a gradual decline in caseloads throughout the country,” Aleksandr Tarasenko said.


via neweurope.eu01/20/2021

Belarus loses ice hockey championship over 'safety and security' concerns - New Europe

Belarus has been stripped of the right to hold the World Ice-Hockey Championship this year, over "safety and security issues", the International Ice-Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.  "Due to safety and security issues that are beyond the IIHF’s control, the IIHF Council confirmed today th

via finance.yahoo01/16/2021

CORRECTED-Unit of Belarus nuclear plant goes offline after safety system triggered - Yahoo Finance

A unit of the new Astravets nuclear power plant in Belarus was taken offline on Saturday during testing procedures after the generator protection system was triggered, the Belarus energy ministry said. A unit of the plant was previously taken offline due to technical problems shortly after an opening ceremony on Nov. 7 attended by President Alexander Lukashenko.

via ukrweekly01/15/2021

2020: In Ukraine: A pandemic, as war in the east continues - The Ukrainian Weekly

As in most of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic did not spare Ukraine in 2020 and even reached a Chilean research center in Antarctica in December. In March, the same month that Ukraine recorded its first case of the coronavirus that originated in China in 2019, authorities in Kyiv imposed strict restrictive measures to stave off the spread of the highly transmissible disease. Only essential stores were allowed to stay open, and even the Kyiv subway was closed; public transportation was limited for a while in the early spring. Medical workers were trained to treat COVID-19 patients, and special hospital wards were established as the country’s dilapidated health-care system braced for hospitalizations.

via emerging-europe01/09/2021

Five things we want to see in 2021 - Emerging Europe

While we all want an end to Covid-19, the ability to travel again and to meet with friends and colleagues, here are five things specific to emerging Europe that we would also like to see in 2021. Democracy in Belarus Belarus held a presidential election in August 2020, won – by any objective measure – […]

via kyivpost01/07/2021

Ukrinform: EU Commission asked to assist in providing Ukraine with COVID-19 vaccines | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv Post

The European Commission received a letter from 13 EU member states with a request to speed up assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for the Eastern Partnership countries – Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. Read more here. Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + […]

via republicworld01/06/2021

COVID-19: Over 1 million people vaccinated with Sputnik V in Russia - Republic World

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