The who urged Belarus to prepare for the deterioration of the situation on spread of coronavirus

Belarus needs to prepare for the worst scenarios of the epidemic of the coronavirus. As reported TUT.byabout this following his visit to Belarus, said the head of mission world health organization Patrick O’connor.

According to O’connor, now in Belarus a new phase of outbreak – cases of transmission at community level. In this regard, he urged to take measures for the physical distancing of people to conduct proper testing and to isolate persons who had contact with sick people.

The who representative also urged to refuse carrying out of all sports and cultural activities (Belarus remains the only country in Europe where the ongoing football championship), translate all the educational institutions in remote work and reduce unnecessary travel to high-risk groups.

“Belarus comes into hard times, due to the new dynamics of growth need to abandon the practice of holding mass events. Time to prepare for the worst scenarios, this on race day,” said O’connor.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the beginning of the epidemic, skepticism was expressed about the seriousness of the threat. In particular, he called the measures taken by foreign States to combat the coronavirus, “coronational”. Later he changed his opinion. When talking about the first registered in the country died from the coronavirus, said, “Tomorrow it will be 80 years old, why do you go down this street?”

In Belarus, on 11 April, according to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, was 2226 cases of coronavirus infection, 23 people died, 172 recovered.

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