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Сегодня практически у каждого из нас имеются предметы, в которых содержится ртуть.

По статистике, большинство пожаров в жилых домах происходит из-за неосторожного обращения с огнем.

Спасатели призывают быть осторожными при применении открытого огня.

Начались весенние каникулы – чудное время, которое так ожидаемо любым ребенком.

The spring session of the Belarusian parliament will open on 2 April. On this day members of the House of Representatives will discuss the ratification of the agreements on visa facilitation and readmission, BelTA learned from the press service of the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament.

The agenda of the first day of the session features eight points. Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and the bill on amendments to codes regulating appeals process will be introduced for the first reading.

Amendments to the law on the Belarus Red Cross Society will be considered in the second reading. In addition to the agreements with the EU, the legislature will discuss the ratification of the social security agreement with Moldova and a strategic partnership agreement with Tajikistan. The agenda also includes the ratification of the protocol on introducing amendments to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union as of 29 May 2014. According to the press service, the amendments have to do with the formation of the common electric energy market of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament, will also open its spring session on 2 April.

The parade timed to Victory Day will take place in the evening. Over 3,000 people will take part in the parade, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Defense Minister Sergei Potapenko on 31 March.

The military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 will take place in Minsk on 9 May. The parade will take place in the evening and will follow the traditional format – aerial units followed by a mechanized column and a column on foot. It will last for up to 60 minutes, Sergei Potapenko said. The parade will be finished with an exhibition drill of the guard of honor company and a performance of the combined army orchestra.

Over 3,000 military personnel and 185 units of equipment are supposed to take place in this year's parade. As many as 42 aerial units will have to fly over the capital city. Military personnel from Russia and China are expected to take part in the parade.

This year's parade will feature only new and modernized units of military hardware. Virtually all the vehicles will be wheeled to minimize the disadvantages the population may experience. Only one parade unit of the mechanized column will be on tracks. Sergei Potapenko did not disclose what new military products will parade in Minsk. Yet he confirmed that the multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) Fleita will be one of them.

Parade participants train three times per week: the foot column does that on the parade ground of the Minsk military commandant's office while the mechanized column trains in the Lipki airfield. General rehearsals in the city proper are scheduled for 5 May and 7 May.

The foot column will include 22 parade units: 20 Belarusian ones, one from Russia, and another one from China. The mechanized column will include 16 units from Belarus, two from Russia. The column will be led by a T-34 tank. It will be followed by 13 parade units representing the Armed Forces of Belarus, lightly-armored vehicles Lis of the Internal Troops of the Internal Affairs Ministry, a parade unit of the State Military Industrial Committee featuring 27 cutting-edge samples of weaponry and military hardware. The Russian army is expected to be represented by armored personnel carriers BTR-82A and a parade unit of tactical missile systems Iskander.

Face masks made in Belarus are meant for the domestic market. The number one task is to meet Belarus' own needs, head of the domestic market and exhibitions departments of the Belarusian state light industry concern Bellegprom Svetlana Kakhro said at a regular meeting of the Expert Community project “Light Industry of Belarus: Challenges and Risks” in BelTA's press center on 1 April.

The Bellegprom representative commented on a possibility to export medical masks. “Our task is to meet our own needs, so that people will be able to buy masks in state-run and private pharmacies. This is our priority now,” she emphasized.

Svetlana Kakhro added that private companies also got involved. “These are the companies with underutilized capacities that have sewing equipment and staff. We help them launch production of face masks,” she said.

Gauze for face masks is made by the Baranovichi Cotton Production Association (Blakit), bandages are produced by Mogilev-based Lenta. Blakit has increased gauze production 2.5 times. The company also launched the production of fabric that can be used instead of gauze due to special treatment.

Some of companies affiliated with Bellegprom were repurposed to produce face masks. The output is growing and now it stands at 300,000 items a day. Last week Grodno-based MedLen rolled out disposable mask filters made of cotton and linen to enhance the protective properties of medical masks. At the same time, Bellegprom points out that it is not overfocused on mask production; the concern's product assortment remains the same.

The developments on the global market could not but have an impact on the Belarusian light industry concern. The whole situation is rather stressful for the concern, however, the concern believes that the domestic economy and consumers can benefit from it in some way. For example, domestic companies will be able to increase their market share on the domestic market, which will contribute to the country's import substitution effort.

A reminder, in order to supply Belarusian pharmacies with as many medical masks as needed, Bellegprom decided to temporarily repurpose some of its companies in order to increase the output of medical products. Now face masks will be made by 15 companies. The aggregate daily output is to be 550,000 masks.

30 сакавіка 2020 года на базе ДУК "Нясвіжская цэнтральная раённая бібліятэка імя Паўлюка Пранузы» адбылося чарговае пасяджэнне Нясвіжскага раённага выканаўчага камітэта.

The Belarusian healthcare system is capable of successfully responding to the existing challenges, including those brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova on 31 March, BelTA has learned.

The head of state stressed that the matter of virus diseases must not be shrugged off. “Moreover, judging from a digital analysis of the sickness rate I feel we are now at the peak. I am already praying for the peak to go down by Easter,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The president emphasized that while fighting the spread of the coronavirus one should not forget that there are many other categories of patients that need medical aid as much. “Diseases other than viruses kill hundreds of times more people. We just focus on the coronavirus epidemic. We have patients that suffer from oncological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and asthma. We also have people that suffer from simple pneumonia without any complications. And the number of deaths caused by these diseases is hundreds of times higher than the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus,” the Belarusian leader noted.

In order to evaluate the situation, Aleksandr Lukashenko intends to soon analyze the death statistics in Belarus in Q1 2020 among other things and compare it with similar periods of past years.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said he had personally asked Natalya Kochanova to get to the bottom of the situation in Vitebsk last weekend. “You are a courageous person. A kind of a soldier that even worked in the problem region on a weekend. What do you think is going on there? I am not saying it is some catastrophe. Vitebsk Oblast has a different climate and the morbidity peak has shifted a bit. Yes, some errors were made. I would like to hear about them. The healthcare minister is working there today. I've sent him and specialists there. I want them to pay attention, analyze things and make conclusions,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The head of state also made a few comments about the death of a theater actor previously diagnosed with the coronavirus in Vitebsk. Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked the elderly man had also had other co-existing diseases. “The wife is healthy, she was living together with the husband, the daughter is healthy. Because they have a strong immune system. But he, poor guy, didn't make it. He was hospitalized with a bad case of pneumonia, his lungs were artificially ventilated, medics worked hard to save him,” he added.

Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed it is necessary to take good care of the elderly in the current situation: “Not because they are old but because their immune systems are weak. And then they have a bunch of illnesses”. “If people fail to understand it, we can't do anything about it,” the head of state added.

At the same time Aleksandr Lukashenko does not advocate mass isolation. “Keeping people in stuffy apartments is not a good idea. We will kill them like that,” he is convinced. “Many problems are surfacing now that we should deal with instead of closing the border and keeping people indoors. We've always been told, you must remember: if you get a respiratory infection, flu and so on, you should go outside, breathe fresh air, and air your apartment.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that if people stay isolated in their homes, nobody knows whether they are healthy or infected already with something, not only with the coronavirus. “The virus is roaming. Neither you nor I know. I haven't taken the test. And I don't know whether I've already lived through the virus on my feet or not. The situation over there is the same,” he remarked.

According to the president, as a result people stay in their closed apartments in an atmosphere of viruses and often get hospitalized too late when their state is critical. “This is why I don't understand those, who advise isolation, shutting down, and fencing off. It is necessary to work like we've always done with pinpoint precision,” the head of state stated.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that over 100 people in Belarus have already recovered from the coronavirus. He thanked medics for it. “I would like to thank these medics. For their coming up with a combination of drugs to cure the people. Well done! But people should take care of themselves, too, particularly the elderly. Those, who are younger, have already had the virus and can handle it. There is no other way. But people should take precautions at the personal level where they can,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

The president reminded he has been closely monitoring the operation of the healthcare system recently. “The system has been created. The system should work like a clock. I cannot say it doesn't,” he remarked.

Yet Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out shortcomings in the work of medics. He mentioned that some medics are careless and do not always take the necessary precautions when they work with patients. “I know about more than ten first-tier medics in Vitebsk, who have got the disease from someone. Certainly, they are not a problem. But we get distracted to treat them. These medics should treat patients instead of our treating them. Thank god, they are strong people. But it won't do if medics neglect basic precautions,” the head of state believes.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection are being taken in Belarus. Among other things people coming from abroad are quarantined, every person coming into the country gets checked, contacts of all the infected are tracked down. “We are treating them where they should be treated. But we cannot restrict people in matters we shouldn't restrict,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stated.

The president also talked about fake news and certain mistrust in the authorities on the wake of the coronavirus infection. “They say the authorities mislead someone… Listen, why would I want to mislead anyone? Did I create the virus in order to hide something from people or what? I didn't create the virus,” the Belarusian leader responded.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the overall situation is manageable and there is no catastrophe: “About 80-90 people are being treated in Belarusian hospitals now.” Moreover, other viruses, which have spread all over the world in the last few years, are now being detected in Belarus.

In conclusion Aleksandr Lukashenko said that it is always necessary to learn lessons from events like wars, epidemics, or pandemics. “We are learning a lot. I personally oversee several processes. It is too early to talk about it but I've already told people that time will come and I will talk about my observations, specialists will talk, and we will tell the public about these lessons. But these lessons must be learned. If today an economic disaster occurs or a disaster relating to human diseases, who can guarantee that things will not be even worse tomorrow?” the president wondered.

The Belarusian embassy in Russia is looking into the ways to send home 16 Belarusian nationals stranded in Moscow airports, BelTA learned from the press service of the embassy.

“16 Belarusian nationals, who have come from France, Mexico and Qatar, are currently in the Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports. Due to the cancellation of the Belavia flights, the Belarusian embassy in Russia is mulling over alternative routes to bring the Belarusians home,” the embassy said.

Today, Belavia said that due to the suspension of international aviation operations in a number of countries amid the coronavirus outbreak, the national air company will temporarily stop to perform flights, including to the airports of Moscow (Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo) through 30 April.

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