Posts tagged as Covid-19 pandemic

People defy Belarusian authorities to resist Covid-19 pandemic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Despite Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko claiming the virus doesn’t exist, the Covid-19 pandemic is visible throughout the country. Andrey Vozyanov, a lecturer at European Humanities University in Vilnius, reports from Minsk. In southern Belarus, brigades of medics and police officers measure the temperature of every commuter and check them against a self-isolation list – established to track people in mandatory 14-day isolation after returning to the country from abroad. These…

Five Covid-19 feel-good stories that were too good to be true

By vv on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Since the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge of fake news intended to spread panic or give false health advise. Some, however, aimed at lifting the spirits, but were too good to be true. 1. Sandra the Orangutan learned to wash hands according to Covid-19 recommendations Sandra the Orangutan started washing her hands because she saw all the zookeepers doing it repeatedly during the COVID-19 crisis.…

Lithuanian, Belarusian presidents to discuss Covid-19 pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, will hold a call on Thursday to discuss measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and the EU’s Eastern Partnership issues. The Lithuanian and Belarusian leaders are also expected to speak about the Astravyets nuclear power plant and bilateral economic relations, Office of the Lithuanian President said on Wednesday. In early April, Lithuanian officials  said   the coronavirus situation in Belarus…