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Belarus suspends routine medical care to focus on COVID-19

Belarus suspends routine medical care to focus on COVID-19
Belarus has ordered a halt to routine medical care at state clinics in order to devote more resources to coronavirus patients

ベラルーシ on Monday ordered a halt to routine medical care at state clinics in order to devote more resources to coronavirus patients.

The Health Ministry said the suspended services include medical examinations and screenings, physiotherapy and dentistry.

Belarus has been hit by a rising wave of coronavirus infections, 周りと 2,000 new cases reported daily in the country of 9.3 百万.

Authoritarian President アレクサンドル・ルカシェンコ has often brushed off concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, once saying that infections could be treated with “a tractor, a bath and vodka.”

Only about 20% of the population have been fully vaccinated. Overall for the pandemic, Belarus has registered about 574,000 infections — about 6% of the population — and 4,417 死亡者(数.

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