The UN resident coordinator in Belarus, John the cauldron-Vishnevetskaya urged the authorities to introduce rules of physical distancing and cancel public events in connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus. Her statement published on the website of the Office of the UN resident coordinator in Belarus.
“Currently, we are witnessing in Belarus, the evolution of outbreaks COVID-19, which is characterized by a sustainable and growing local transmission. April 26, the Ministry of health has confirmed more than 10 thousand cases of infection COVID-19 in Belarus. This number is growing exponentially – as of March 26, had a total of 86 cases,” said Kazan-Vishnevetskaya.
She believes that “it is time for immediate and massive measures to tighten the physical distancing”.
“The world health organization recommends the implementation of physical distancing and transfer all events. In addition, the who recommends to introduce the possibility of remote work and distance learning in schools, universities and other educational institutions, and also to suspend the work of enterprises not providing essential services, including cafes, restaurants, shopping centers,” – said the coordinator of the United Nations.
These measures, she said, can help prevent and slow the spread of the virus.
“For all of us the picture is clear: COVID-19, as a ruthless killer, attacking the country and people. The virus can be deadly, even if you are young and strong. Unfortunately, it also happens that you don’t know whether you have the virus but may be its carrier and distributor. There is nothing more valuable than life. There is nothing more difficult than losing family members, friends, colleagues or their fellow citizens. Please stay at home to stop COVID-19”, – concluded the cauldron-Vishnevetskaya.
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 million people, including more than 211 thousand died and 894 thousand recovered.
In Belarus at the moment is 12.2 thousand confirmed cases of infection, died 79 people.
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.