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18 March 2020
A reference laboratory of the World Health Organization has verified the results of laboratory tests for COVID-19 conducted in Belarus, Natalya Zhukova, Deputy Health Minister - Chief Public Health Inspector of Belarus, has told a BelTA reporter. “We sent samples that tested positive and negative to one of the WHO reference laboratories located in Germany. We have received an official response that said that the test results of our laboratories absolutely match the verified results....
11 March 2020
The international youth theater festival М.@rt.kontakt in Mogilev will not take place this year due to coronavirus fears, head of the cultural department of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee Oleg Stelmashok told a press conference held on 10 March to discuss the epidemiological situation in the country, BelTA has learned. "The decision was made by the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee and the organizing committee of the festival due to the fact that coronavirus outbreaks had...
4 March 2020
Belarus plans to implement the smart city concept in ten cities, Elena Shorr, the deputy head of the department for state-run ICT projects and procurement at the Belarusian Communications and Informatization Ministry, said at the forum "Smart sustainable cities: from concept to implementation" on 3 March, BelTA has learned. "The government set the task to start targeted digitalization, because it is impossible to do it throughout the country at one stroke. We started with the pilot...
26 February 2020
The energy intensity of Belarus' GDP dropped by 2.5% in 2019, representatives of the Energy Effectiveness Department of the State Standardization Committee of Belarus told BelTA. The Energy Saving government program set out to reduce the GDP energy intensity by 1.3% in 2019. According to the National Statistics Committee, the figure dropped by 2.5% instead. Belarus' GDP energy intensity improved in comparison with Canada's and approached the GDP energy intensity Finland boasts. As for...
21 February 2020
Belarus' population makes up slightly more than 9.4 million people. This was one of the figures from the latest population census cited by Chairwoman of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus Inna Medvedeva on 20 February, BelTA has learned. As of 1 October 2019 Belarus' population totaled 9,454,790 people according to current records. However, the population totaled 9,413,446 people according to the census. Corrections of the population numbers thanks to the census indicated an...
13 February 2020
The Slavyanka clothing manufacturer based in Bobruisk launched production of gauze face masks, Slavyanka Director Teimuraz Bochorishvili told BelTA. "In view of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, we have started to make four-layer gauze face masks to provide Belarusians with personal protective equipment and prevent panic," Teimuraz Bochorishvili said. "This year we have added another protective layer to block even more small particles. So far, we have produced around 62,000 face masks...
31 January 2020
Smart manufacturing demonstration centers will be set up in Belarus with assistance from the European Union. This matter was discussed at the meeting of Belarus' Deputy Economy Minister Yuri Chebotar with Berend de Groot, Head of the EU Cooperation Program for the Republic of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Economy Ministry. "The participants of the meeting discussed joint efforts in promoting innovations in entrepreneurship, in particular, a possibility to set up...
24 January 2020
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a resolution to issue commendations for 13 Belarusians from various walks of life, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian head of state.  Commendations for exemplary service and a considerable personal contribution to boosting Belarus’ defense capacity were awarded to Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces, Major General Vadim Denisenko and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed...
15 January 2020
The Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry has determined quotas for registering applications for refugee status in various regions in 2020, BelTA has learned. The document specifies where applications for refugee status, additional protection, or shelter can be filed in Belarus. A total of 700 applications will be accepted this year. Applications from 120 people can be approved in Brest Oblast, 150 in Vitebsk Oblast, 150 in Gomel Oblast, 90 in Grodno Oblast, 110 in Minsk Oblast, and...
24 December 2019
The Church in honor of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist located at the Buinichi Field Memorial Complex was consecrated on 22 December, the press office of the Mogilev Eparchy told BelTA. “The Buinichi Field is one of the most remarkable spots in Mogilev District. It attracts a great number of tourists every year. We needed a church here so that people could pray for the souls of those who defended Mogilev. Moreover, the construction of the church has become an important milestone...

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25 March 2020
Belarus has undertaken adequate measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Systemic actions are determinative in the fight against the virus, Igor Zelenkevich, who was Healthcare Minister in Belarus in 1997-2001, said in an interview to the ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned. “I am deeply convinced that Italy or other European countries have the most modern medical equipment and technology. In this case, however, it is the systemic actions that determine whether...
18 March 2020
The CIS Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation (IFESCCO) has postponed its events because of coronavirus, BelTA has learned from the press service of the foundation. “Due to the difficult epidemiological situation the events planned for March with the IFESCCO support are postponed for an indefinite period,” the foundation said. The ceremonial opening of the program “Shymkent – the CIS Capital of Culture”, the CIS theater festival...
11 March 2020
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has talked to European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi over the phone, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA. The sides exchanged opinions about topical aspects of cooperation, including cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Initiative and the development of the joint legal base. Vladimir Makei and Oliver Varhelyi also discussed the schedule of...
4 March 2020
Belarus is ready to operate the nuclear power plant, Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, told the Belarus 1 TV channel on 3 March, BelTA has learned. Belarus is hosting an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR 3) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The mission started working in Belarus on 24 February. On 5 March it will announce its preliminary findings. "The country is ready to operate the nuclear power...
26 February 2020
A pilot project to develop 5G technology will be implemented in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. The relevant agreement was signed by Belarusian First Deputy Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Nesterovich, Director General of SZAO Industrial Park Development Company Yan Gang, and Head of the Industrial Park Administration Aleksandr Yaroshenko on 25 February, BelTA has learned. Sergei Nesterovich said: "The agreement represents the initial stage for tapping...
21 February 2020
Belarus and Estonia are rightful and worthy members of the international community with their own accomplishments, priorities in foreign and domestic policies, peculiarities of social and economic development, and cultural uniqueness. Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko made the statement at a solemn event held on 20 February to mark Estonia Independence Day, BelTA has learned. Oleg Kravchenko remarked that Estonia's election as a non-permanent member of the UN...
13 February 2020
The Eurasian Economic Commission Board has approved the regulations governing the general processes in information support of sanitary measures, BelTA learned from the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission. "The aim of this step is to set up information resources for ensuring the sanitary and epidemiologic well-being of people of the Eurasian Economic Union," the Eurasian Economic Commission said. "The EAEU will establish automatic data exchange between the authorized bodies...
5 February 2020
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to the participants and guests of the 27th Minsk International Book Fair and the 6th International Symposium Writer and Time, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. According to the head of state, the book forum has rightly become an important event in the cultural life of Belarus. "Every year it opens the international calendar of professional book exhibitions, and our readers are the first to see the...
31 January 2020
The Council of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus has decided to establish a working group on studying abolition of death penalty at the National Assembly. The working group will be headed by Chairman of the Human Rights, National Relations, and Mass Media Commission Gennady Davydko, BelTA has learned. "The National Assembly of the fourth, fifth, and sixth convocations had a working group on studying death penalty as a punishment instrument applied in...
24 January 2020
Thanks to the implementation of applied research projects for foreign clients, the export of services by the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) exceeded $120,000 in 2019, BelTA learned from director of the institute Valery Belsky who received the Doctor of Economic Sciences diploma from the Belarusian president on 23 January. “In 2019 the institute carried out about 30 large-scale fundamental and applied research projects. Three of them...

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