Steady growth in new cases in several countries despite easing of lockdowns, numbers pushed up by outbreaks at industrial plants.
Belarus is one of the five European countries most affected by coronavirus
Belarusian President Lukashenko is seeking to reshuffle his government on eve of August election
In January-April 2020 Belarus industrial output declined 3.8% year on year as the double whammy of the oil price collapse and the coronavirus stop-shock hit home.
In January-April 2020 Belarus industrial output declined 3.8% year-on-year as the double whammy of the oil price collapse and the coronavirus stop-shock hit home.
Business leaders across the Former Soviet Union are using some of the riches they have amassed in the last three decades to help in the fight against the coronavirus.
The National Bank of Belarus (NBB) will cut its refinancing rate from the current level of 8.75% per annum to 8% from May 20, the regulator said in statement on May 13.
OSCE official denounced the detention and imprisonment of journalists, including freelancers, in authoritarian Belarus over the last few days.
A worldwide lockdown has created havoc for retailers as their customers are forced to stay at home. There has been a little respite as sales in March surged due to panic buying but that has given way to a lockdown that keeps stores closed
Governments that failed to rise to the crisis — through denial, dismissing the dangers or simply incompetence, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic hardship — should fear their day of reckoning.
Minsk revoked the media accreditation of a news crew of the Russian Kremlin-controlled television Channel One and deported its correspondent.
Russia now has the world’s second-fasted growth of COVID-19 cases after the US, with Moscow at the epicentre of the outbreak.
President Lukashenko said he intends to remain at his post "for as long as the people will trust me", but criticism is growing over the Belarusian authorities' refusal to impose a quarantine on the country.