Belarus president plays ice hockey saying ‘there is no coronavirus here’
Unlike many countries, Belarus has not limited the holding of mass events
The President of Belarus played ice hockey in a crowded stadium this weekend, while many countries around the world are taking decisive measures to counter the coronavirus.
When Alexander Lukashenko was asked if something could stop him from going out on the ice, he answered: “Me? What for? You can, but why? I do not understand “.
“There are no viruses here. You didn’t notice that they were flying. And I don’t see either, ”he said, addressing the journalist of the state TV channel ONT.
“This is a refrigerator. This is the best health, he added. – This refrigerator is an antiviral medicine, the real one!
There is no scientific evidence that coronavirus dies when cooled..
Lukashenko, like many of his fans, ignore WHO recommendations on social distancing to counter the spread of a highly contagious virus.
“It is better to die standing up than live on your knees,” the President of Belarus told ONT TV.
Belarus did not impose any restrictions on mass events, and the matches of its football league gathered more than 1,700 fans on Saturday. Lukashenko has repeatedly downplayed the significance of the pandemic, calling fears about the virus “psychosis”.
The population of Belarus is 9.5 million people. According to Johns Hopkins University, 152 cases of coronavirus have been registered in the country, there have been no deaths yet.
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