Lukashenko cautiously optimistic about coronavirus situation in Belarus


I am cautiously optimistic about the current situation with coronavirus in Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to employees of Minsk Oblast Clinical Hospital on 20 October, BelTA has learned.

The medical staff is tackling another rise in the coronavirus incidence rate and we are thankful to them, the head of state noted. "I see that you are dealing with many difficulties, as probably doctors everywhere, but you are coping with this. Therefore, I thank you very much," the president said.

According to him, some regions are witnessing a decrease in the incidence growth rate. The number of patients is still increasing, but not as rapidly as it was two weeks ago. "There is this general trend in the country. Therefore there is cautious optimism that we will make it through. We will definitely make it through," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

Addressing medical workers, the head of state stressed the importance of providing routine medical care whatever the circumstances, difficulties. "Imagine that there is a war and we are living in wartime. We cannot deprive people of medical care now,” the Belarusian leader said. “If a person cannot see a doctor in a polyclinic or is not admitted to a hospital, he begins to worry. Seeing a doctor puts a sick person, a patient or just an elderly woman on the path o f recovery. Therefore, in no case should it be suspended."

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