President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko deliberately introduces quarantine due to the spread of coronavirus infection. This opinion may 9, the radio station “Echo of Moscow” was expressed by its chief editor Alexei Venediktov, commenting on the parade in Minsk.
“I think that this tactic, which was chosen by Alexander Lukashenko, and the tactics she’s one and the same – while 60% of the population has not been ill – the epidemic will not stop. So he decided so. And then the question is: mortality. Well, we have seen the attitude of the President of Belarus that people do not die from coronavirus, and because the coronavirus, as it is the trigger of other diseases,” he said.
Glavred “echo of Moscow” considers Lukashenka’s decision to hold the parade “absolutely political.”
“It’s not the parade, the parade could be held accordingly, having placed half a meter. The fact that the stands were Packed – I looked – older people, without masks even. The mask, incidentally, was in the stands in Minsk, were mostly young people. What I saw on the picture. Broadcast. So I think it’s very dangerous,” explained Venediktov.
3 may, Lukashenka called the forthcoming 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.
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 the experts of the world health organization urged the authorities to introduce restrictive measures.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 4,05 million people, of which 280 thousand died of 1.38 million recovered. Belarus the number of infected COVID-19 occupies the 26th place in the world (nearly 23 thousand people) in the country died 131 people.