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Lukashenko: Everyone wants to snap at Belarus as it fights coronavirus

BOBRUISK (BelTA) – Belarus has turned out to be better prepared to combat coronavirus thanks to preserving the necessary capacities in the healthcare system, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he inspected the Bobruisk-based Slavyanka garment factory on 21 April, BelTA has learned.

“This coronavirus has become a part and parcel of politics. Everyone is looking where to bite Lukashenko, Belarus, as they are believed to have gone rogue. Don't be surprised. We have preserved the system and got it into shape. Thus, it turned out that we were more or less prepared to respond to this infection and not only to it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.

At the same time the president pointed out: coronavirus and similar infections kill much fewer people than, for example, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. “People around the world are poking fun at me, in particular in Russia (as if they had nothing else to discuss) quoting me saying that Belarus has no coronavirus deaths yet. I want to reiterate: no one even here, in Mogilev Oblast, has died of coronavirus. They all die of chronic diseases, while any virus hit the weakest people with immunodeficiency. That was what I meant,” the head of state noted.

He urged not to neglect other diseases and to continue regular health checkups, otherwise doctors can miss a serious condition in a patient.