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The opening of the border between Russia and Belarus will happen as soon as this will make the situation with the spread of the coronavirus. The only condition said the Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Andrey Rudenko, reports TASS.
“Steps will be taken as soon as will become more clear perspective with the dynamics of the pandemic,” said the diplomat. However, he added that both countries do not want to save the situation with closed borders. Rudenko expressed the opinion that deregulation will happen in the near future.
16 March, Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin announced the decision to close the border with Belarus due to the spread of the coronavirus. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei noted that after the Belarusian, who had plane tickets for the Russian tour operators “was just thrown out of the plane.” He added that the situation improved after negotiations with Moscow.
In Belarus since the beginning of the epidemic contracted the coronavirus 51 thousand people, for the whole period of infection in the country died in 288 patients, about 26 thousand — cured. In Russia have revealed 493 thousand infected, almost 6.4 thousand died, recovered more than 252 thousand people.
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