Belarus is among the leaders in the spread of coronavirus infection. About it in interview to the edition TUT.by said the who representative in Belarus Batyr Berdichev.
“According to data provided by the Ministry of health [Belarus], the country has seen a steady increase in the number of new cases COVID-19 over the past four and a half weeks. The rate of increase of new cases in Belarus is one of the highest in the who European region”, – he said.
According to Berdikeyeva, “the epidemic in Belarus and moved into a phase of local transmission of infection among the population, which requires immediate action to strengthen the measures of physical distancing”.
The who representative added that the Belarusian authorities did not take “adequate measures of physical distancing” and therefore “there is no reason in the near future expect a change in the course of the epidemic”.
Berdichev predicts that without the reaction of the authorities, the number of new infections in the country will continue to grow.
He called on the Belarusian authorities to limit carrying out of mass actions, to suspend all nonessential businesses and organizations, to provide for the possibility of remote work and learning, as well as to minimize unnecessary movement of citizens.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 3,27 million people, including more than 233 thousand died of 1.02 million recovered.
As of may 1, in Belarus 14 917 confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus, 93 patients died, 2.9 thousand recovered.
During the epidemic of Belarus has not closed its borders, not to stop the operation of businesses, shops, food establishments and education. Also, there is no ban on mass gatherings, despite the fact that who experts urged the authorities to introduce restrictive measures.
On 19 April President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has declared, that considers inefficient strict quarantine measures, therefore, “Belarus has decided not to change dramatically the way of life.” 20 APR in the country resumed classes in schools, April 25, held the Republican subbotnik.