65-year-old President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the sowing campaign should be completed as soon as possible, despite the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19.
“Oil is oil, but its on the table not served. The question of food, as I said, is acute. Therefore, I demand in the shortest time to complete the sowing campaign. The whole cycle of agricultural work during the year to take on the most severe control. This applies to assistants of the President and commissioners by region. Problem # 1 — more important and it is not. For, as we have here ranting around: quarantine, curfew, and so on. Look, it’s easiest, we’ll do it during the day, but what are we going to eat?”, — said Lukashenko.
According to official data, in Belarus recorded 700 cases of infection COVID-19. 13 patients died and 53 recovered.