Filter for Belarus Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
lift coronavirus-related restrictions from transit truckers on 1 July
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
As of July 1, 2020, Belavia is operating out of Minsk International Airport
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2020-05-22 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
As of May 22, 2020, Belavia is operating out of Minsk International Airport
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Belarusian Red Cross launching fundraiser for COVID-19 response
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Measures to support Belarusian economy amid pandemic authorized
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Testing policy
100,000 express test kits for detecting COVID-19 antibodies will be delivered to Belarus. intentions for mass testing to determine active and recovered cases
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police conduct checks on over 10,000 Belarusians in self-isolation
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Minsk National Airport to use robot for temperature screening
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Belarus’ Healthcare Ministry receives over Br5m, €79,000 in donations
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
president Lukashenko pledges financial support for companies amid COVID-19
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Belarus has received a pilot batch of 5,000 instant coronavirus antibody test kits. will be used for medical triage at admitting departments of hospitals to separate patients having a regular bacterial pneumonia or pneumonia caused by another viral infection, from patients with coronavirus pneumonia
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Online service to assess coronavirus symptoms
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
virtual benefit music marathon under the title "Kindness" in support of Belarusian doctors to raise funds to buy and produce personal protective equipment
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Healthcare Ministry has published the information on the number of COVID-19 cases by region,
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
#ThankYouDoctors campaign kicks off in Belarus
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Belarusian government has set self-isolation rules for those who needs to follow them. Self-isolation rules apply to citizens of Belarus and foreigners who test positive for COVID-19, as well as first- and second-level contacts. First-level contacts need to self-isolate for 14 days following the date of the last contact with the infected, second-level contacts – with the appearance of symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever). The doctor may decide on prolonging self-isolation time.If the person breaks the self-isolation rules, he or she gets 50% of sick pay envisaged by the law.Those violating the self-isolation rules will be fined.
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Belarus has plans to use convalescent plasma therapy to treat coronavirus patients, Healthcare Minister Vladimir Karanik said
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater has started making protective face masks as part of its Non-Theater Mask social project
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
extend school holidays for a week,
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Testing policy
ealthcare Ministry has revised approaches to observing the people COVID-19 patients have been in contact with. fection is found in first-tier contacts on the second to fifth day. This is why such patients will have to take coronavirus infection tests on the sixth or seventh day. If the test results are negative, the patient gets discharged. But the patient is still advised to follow the self-isolation protocol for up to 14 days. The ministry has also decided to hospitalize second-tier contacts and examine them for COVID-19 if they demonstrate symptoms of an acute respiratory disease. If examination results are negative and their health does not get worse, they will be discharged for consequent out-patient treatment.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
WHO provides 6,000 coronavirus testing kits to Belarus
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Belarus’ Healthcare Ministry issues self-isolation rules for arrivals. Belarus’ arrivals are not allowed to leave their homes (places of temporary residence) and visit workplaces, educational institutions, stores, shopping centers, public catering and sports facilities, exhibition and concert halls, cinemas, railway and bus stations, and other public places without urgent necessity. People in self-isolation are advised to shop online but avoid direct contact with delivery agents.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Belarus to use 3D printers to produce PPE
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Belarus has plans to take part in WHO global surveillance of the coronavirus disease,
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry has updated the list of countries with the difficult epidemiological situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding to the list Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, and Czechia, BelTA learned from the website of the ministry.Those who arrive from the high-risk countries are put in a 14-day quarantine.If a person is displaying symptoms of an infection, their vehicle is transported to a separate parking space, and they are isolated until the arrival of an ambulance that takes them to a hospital (or a department) for infectious diseases. Customs and border control checkpoints are then disinfected.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Universities throughout Belarus have cancelled classroom instruction. Online study will continue.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Temperature screening measures are in place at Minsk National Airport. Those arriving from China, Iran, South Korea or Italy or other countries where the virus is active, are encouraged to undergo testing at the airport and should be prepared for follow-up by local health authorities and possible quarantine
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
quarantine measures for all close contacts of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Persons subject to quarantine will be tested and hospitalized for observation for 14 days.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Belarusian Healthcare Ministry advises everyone arriving in Belarus to self-isolate in order to limit the spread of COVID-19,
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Healthcare Ministry calls upon Belarusians to refrain from going abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak,
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Belarusians recommended against travel abroad
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
selected medical goods (not only those made in Belarus) are temporarily prohibited from being taken out of the country. Surgical coats, face masks, bandages, gauze, cotton wool, surgical gloves and other medical supplies and equipment are on the list
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Government of Belarus has extended the duration of stay for visa free travelers in Belarus from 30 days to 90 days, and if necessary, longer than 90 days.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
National airline suspends flights to Rome, Milan, Ashgabat, Tel Aviv
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Includes sporting events with spectators. Essential government services are not affected.
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-03-12 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Emergencies Ministry and the European Union are intent on launching a twinning project to develop Belarus’ civil protection system
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