No regard to COVID-19: Lukashenka to attend Victory Day parade in Moscow

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka will go to Moscow on May, 9 and participate in a parade on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, the press service reports.

“They often ask me: ‘Are you going to show up ar the parade in Moscow?’ Of course I am! Who else will head to Moscow if even Belarusians fail?” Lukashenka said during Friday’s visit to Belgips Company.

Earlier, Russian media reported that the Victory Day parade would not be canceled. At the same time, the number of the Russian residents who contracted COVID-19 is rising. On March 27, the Russia authorities confirmed 1,000 coronavirus cases.

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Moreover, Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced holding the Victory Day parade in Belarus as well.

On March 16, the Belarusian leader 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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