94 confirmed coronavirus cases in Belarus – Health Ministry

As of March 27, the number of coronavirus infection cases has totalled to 94 in Belarus, the Health Ministry said on Friday. 32 patients are reportedly getting better and another 62 continue to be treated.

“We believe that 32 persons have recovered. Some of them have been discharged, others are having final re-tests. 62 people are under medical supervision. Now, there are no patients put on ventilator. The female patient who was under close observation has shown a positive response to treatment. In general, the situation is calm; it is under control on a nationwide scale,” Deputy Health Minister Alena Bohdan said at today’s briefing.

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According to Chief State Health Officer Natallya Zhukava, the incidence of COVID-19 is now being kept at a ‘sporadic level’.

“How will the development continue? It depends on all of us,” she added.

As reported earlier, the Council of Ministers is taking measures to prevent and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Belarus. In particular, the government bound the arrivals from abroade to self-isolate for 14 days. At the same time, the Health Ministry is still refraining from recommendations to impose quarantine measures on educational institutions due to ‘inexpedience’.

No quarantine, situation in Belarus under control – Health Ministry

On March 16, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka shared with the newly appointed officials his own ways of fighting infections, including the novel coronavirus. He advised going to a dry sauna, claiming that the virus dies at 60 degrees; more frequent handwashing, regular diet, and… drinking some vodka are also on his list. Later, he called the situation ‘psychosis and foolishness’.

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