Belarus rejects strict measures in opposition to pandemic

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Belarus’ president Alexander Lukashenko described world issues over the coronavirus as “mass psychosis”. The nation didn’t droop sport video games, as most of European international locations did.

Last week Lukashenko was seen enjoying at an ice hockey competitors of the Presidential Sports Club within the capital, Minsk. The venue was filled with spectators.

“There are no viruses here. Did you see any flying around? I don’t see them either. It’s better to die standing than to live on your knees”, Lukashenko advised the media.

Factories, shops and eating places conduct enterprise as ordinary, stands at sports activities occasions fill with spectators and masks are a uncommon sight within the nation.

However, Belarusians are involved. Medical employees urged individuals on social media to remain home. Soccer followers vowed to cease going to video games. Reporters known as on the authorities to replace the nation on the variety of coronavirus instances every day and never as soon as each few days.

Lukashenko stated he’s extra anxious from the financial influence of the lockdown than the virus itself: “More people will die from unemployment and hunger than the coronavirus”, he stated. He added that he has not been examined for the virus thus far.