In Minsk (Belarus) at the rehearsal of the Victory parade of doctors in protective suits a man hospitalized. About it may 8, reports “radio Svaboda”.
Riot policemen guarding the venue of the parade, said it was people who test positive for coronavirus infection, which has escaped from the hospital.
The press-Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs Olga Chemodanova denied this information. It is not known cases when patients who test positive for COVID-19 voluntarily left the hospital.
She noted that law enforcement agencies enforce people binding regime of isolation and in case of violations take measures provided for by law.
After a medical examination the man was taken away by ambulance.
3 may President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has called the upcoming parade in Minsk on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in world war II “the most dangerous from the point of view of epidemiologists and virologists event” and said that to cancel it due to pandemic coronavirus will not. The head of state stressed that “no one to drag to the event is not necessary”, but believes that “thousands and thousands of people want this event took place”.
May 5, Lukashenka was invited to the military parade of heads of States of the former USSR. The Belarusian authorities did not inform, did someone from the presidents invitation.
The United Nations criticized the decision of the Belarusian authorities and called upon the Belarusians to stay home. The official representative of the world health organization in Belarus Batyr Berdichev told BelaPANthat the organization is concerned about the government’s decision to hold a military parade on may 9. “Concentrations of people, with which there can be no distance between people in 1.5–2 meters, increase the risk of transmission of the virus and contribute to the further spread of the epidemic”, – he explained.
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 3.88 million people, of which more than 271 thousand died, and 1.3 million recovered.
As of 8 may, Belarus has confirmed 21 102 cases of infection with coronavirus, has died, 112 people, 5 454 – recovered.