The President of Belarus says he sees zero benefits from imposing quarantine in the country
Quarantine measures introduced in Russia and other countries due to the spread of coronavirus pandemix will not give any positive result. Such an opinion was expressed by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday, April 26.
“They tried to isolate the virus in Russia. Did it worked? No. And we are the same as in Russia. You cannot isolate us, ”Lukashenka said during a live broadcast at the Belarus 1 television channel.
According to Lukashenko, under quarantine, "someone in isolation is sick, they are pulled out of there, treated while everyone is sitting in these apartments."
“Now they have opened the gate - people have come out. And the people infected by this virus is going up again. And the second wave of incidence will turn out. The first one didn’t go away, and the second wave will cover them wither, ”the Belarusian leader believes.
Therefore, according to him, he “decided to go his own way,” reports TASS.
The number of people infected with coronavirus in Belarus over the past 24 hours has increased by 873 people and reached 10,463; 72 patients died in the country. Due to coronavirus, no quarantine has been introduced in Belarus; preparations are underway for the Victory Day parade. From April 20, the schools have been opened
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended quarantine and curfews. However, President Alexander Lukashenko refused to close state borders, calling this measure utter stupidity, and also condemned some other preventive measures, including the closure of churches.
The Western edition of The Journal of Sexual Medicine has published a frightening study. According to them, coronavirus hit not only health but also sexual life. The forced self-isolation quarantine destroys the intimate relationship of couples.
Chinese scientists interviewed 270 men and 189 women. 37% of respondents said that they became less likely to have sex. Approximately the same number of men and women said that they experience less pleasure from bed comforts. So, this is what psychologists advise in such a situation.
Stop indulging stress
A closed space, somewhere near a deadly disease, and what’s wrong with work, and how much longer self-isolation will be extended - stop thinking about all this. Yes, everyone is in a difficult situation. But if you focus on the problems, then you can forget about sex once and for all.
The body in stress mode does not think about reproduction and pleasure - you will feel like an animal chased by a predator on its heels: food and sleep - that’s all you need from pleasure. Just take self-isolation for granted and stop thinking about the future. Give yourself at least a week of rest, and your sex life will become normal.
Forget about any claims
Self-isolation is, in a sense, the moment of truth. If before the couple could rest from each other at work, now they can’t leave the house. In such a situation, the main thing is to avoid resentment, claims and mutual reproaches.
Suppose you can still withstand a couple of scenes or scandals and even use them as a reason for passionate reconciliation in bed. But the constant pill literally cuts off all sexual desire under the root. And this concerns both tantrums from the wife and reproaches from the husband.
Want sex - learn to enjoy each other, cheer and support.
Discover Role Playing Games
And it's not about computer heroes. In the end, it was not for nothing that nature rewarded man with fantasy. And two people have twice as much imagination. You can watch erotic films together or present different exciting scenes.
Stroll through classic adult movie plots. Yes, it is possible that sex in the castle of the counts cannot be portrayed in the kitchen as a small-sized bedroom, but the arrival of a nurse who takes your analysis for coronavirus is a convincing fantasy. Psychologists believe that isolation is not only stressful, but also a good reason to rely on each other in intimate relationships.
Sex shop - saving bored couples. And even though you can’t reach him, no one canceled the delivery. And what to choose - here to help youtube and various blogs. Moreover, there are thousands of sex teachers on the Internet.
Jointly discuss what you are interested in. And shame down, you are locked in your apartment, no one will know about your tricks. However, for especially risky couples there are swing parties - they can also be organized online.
In general, self-isolation is not a reason to be sad. Rather, you need to look at what is happening from a different angle and stir up yourself and, it seemed, asleep an intimate life in the family. Then perhaps quarantine will leave you much happier.
Compilation of a heartbreaking moments when people are protecting their loved ones during coronavirus pandemic
According to World Health Organization, as of today, March 25, 2020 there are over 435,353 confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections, almost 20.000 deaths and there are about 111,870 people that have recovered. Out of those people who are infected, about 290,624 (96%) are in mild condition and 13,241 (4%) are in serious or critical condition. The most affected countries are now Italy and Spain, with over 69.176 cases and 47,610 accordingly.
As the number of cases more than doubled recently, many countries are now trying to prevent or at least slow the spread of the virus using self-isolation, social distancing and in some cases, introducing country-wide quarantines.
But what happens when your loved one is diagnosed with Coronavirus? You cannot get close to them, as you risk getting the infection and you can also infect others. So in this said moments, people are sharing pictures online of the people they care the most.
Some of the pictures, like touching the hands through the window or sitting next door with the loved one can have an emotional impact. And we should applaud their efforts because it keeps themselves and others safe during this difficult time.
This is how a couple in their 90's end up spending their time together during the quarantine, beucase of a femure fracture
Children made a surpise visit to her mom to say happy birthday, where she could not hold her tears
A father with his son are talking over the phone every day during the Covid-19 lockdown
In nursing homes, visitors are not allowed during the pandemic period. So, in order not to upset the grandma, they made a surprise visit
Another example when you are not allowed to visiti the Nursing Home, but that doesn't stop you. Try not to hide your tears, as the picture bellow is worth a million of words.
Couple meet only for a few minutes during the first line of defense against Coronavirus
This is how grandparents meet their grandson for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic
Another example of meeting the grandson for the first time. Breathtaking
This is how a birthday surprise looks like during quarantine
Nothing can stope this old couple from supporting each over, especially during this difficult period for all of us.
Granddaughter tells her Grandfather that she got engaged. Emotional scene
Reported by Bemorepanda Team
“I call this coronavirus nothing else but an psychosis and I will never refuse it,” says Alexander Lukashenko.
The authorities of Belarus reacted to a dangerous disease in a different way. School children continue to attend classes, mass events are held, including a football championship, army exercises. Minsk left the borders open (but all neighbors closed them). Izvestia understood the causes and possible consequences of such inaction.
Vodka as a cure against the virus
The number of people infected with coronavirus in Belarus on April 23 reached 11,289. According to the Ministry of Health, 1,740 patients recovered and there are 79 deaths.
In neighboring countries, the situation is similar. In Ukraine, the virus has killed 220 people. Kiev has taken unprecedented security measures. Closed metro, shopping centers, restaurants, canceled classes in schools, intercity and international transport links. Limited urban traffic.
In Belarus, on the other hand, the situation regarding the pandemic is more relaxed.
- Despite some criticism, I call this coronavirus only psychosis and I will never refuse it, because I have already experienced many such situations with you, and we know what this led to. I am absolutely convinced that this is another psychosis that will be beneficial for someone and harm someone, says Alexander Lukashenko.
According to the Belarusian leader, one should not panic, but "just work."
- Especially now, in the countryside, it's nice to watch on TV: people work on a tractor, no one talks about the virus. The tractor will cure everyone. The field heals everyone, ”he says.
For prevention, Lukashenko suggested washing his hands more often, having breakfast, lunch and dinner on time, as well as going to the bathhouse and drinking vodka.
- I’m a non-drinker, but recently I’m jokingly saying that vodka should not only wash your hands, but, probably, on the day of 40-50 g in terms of pure alcohol - poison this virus. But not at work, the president advises.
There is no need to do anything
Belarusian students continue to attend classes. They were not transferred to distance learning, nor were they announced early vacations.
- Old people suffer, not children. Why do we now declare a holiday so that these children go to grandparents. Old people under 80 years old, over 80 years old: “Ah! Grandson arrived. ” We will kill the elderly! Therefore, there is nothing to do, says Lukashenko.
University students continue to study, including at BSU, where infected people were identified. Only the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) declared quarantine for two weeks, but the pause ended on March 15.
Students at the same time refuse to attend lectures.
- "In my group of 30 people, only 4–5 go to classes” says a student at the Minsk Linguistic University.
Mass events are held. The Belarus Football Championship remains the only championship in Europe. Moreover, matches are held with the audience. On March 20, 3.6 thousand people watched the game between the Brest Dynamo and Smolevichs, and one thousand spectators watched the battle of the Minsk Dynamo and RUH.
On March 23, the active phase of a comprehensive verification of the combat and mobilization readiness of the Armed Forces began. 6 thousand people took part in the maneuvers, including one thousand from the reserve. As part of the audit, border security is being tested, anti-tank systems, artillery, MLRS, and aviation are used. Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Makarov says the exercise program has not changed because of the coronavirus.
Belarus left the borders open. The irony, however, is that all neighbors closed the borders in turn. First, Ukraine took restrictive measures, then Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, and the last - on the night of March 17-18, Russia. Moscow explained that Minsk is ignoring the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Minsk Airport is not as active as before. Canceled 70 flights to Europe and Asia. According to journalists, a third of Belavia's planes are on the ground.
Passengers, however, are seen at the carefree airport staff. - They don’t check the temperature, they don’t ask what country they flew through, they don’t take any tests for coronavirus, there are no thermal scanners. Nothing at all. You take a suitcase and you leave, ”one of the passengers says.
The officials do not greatly reassure the citizens of the country. The situation is getting difficult by economic difficulties. In the third week of March alone, the national currency fell 9.35% against the dollar (22 kopecks).
There was a stir in the shops.
- Selling everything that is cheaper. And not only from the category of "necessary", but also from the category "let it be." Great demand for buckwheat, rice, pasta, vegetable oil. Take tea, coffee for future use. “Hapun” has been going on for several days, we only have time to lay out the goods on the shelves, the manager of one of the retail chains told reporters.
Queues are also noticed in household appliance stores.
- The demand for TVs, refrigerators and other large household appliances has grown, as is usually the case with our devaluations. Those who need it anyway buy it, but they put off the purchase. Buyers are well aware that then it will be more expensive, ”says the seller.
Several dozen petitions appeared on the Internet demanding quarantine. One of them collected 16 thousand signatures.
Experts say that the introduction of quarantine is has many negative psychological effects.
- Lukashenko has long been creating the image of Belarus as an island of stability and security. To a certain extent, he became a hostage to this picture of the world, ”political scientist Valery Karbalevich says to Izvestia.
Belarusian analyst Dmitry Bolkunets explains the behavior of Minsk with a set of political and economic reasons. According to him, companies and educational institutions are not ready for the transition to a remote mode of operation.
- For this, there is no experience, no funds, no online colaboration platforms. The quarantine will lead to a halt in the industry, and this is an additional cost, the source said.
According to expert estimates, the introduction of quarantine, together with a collapse in world markets, will lead to a reduction in republican exports by 30–40%, and a drop in GDP by 20%.
- This year the presidential elections in Belarus will be held. It is clear that the deterioration of the economic crisis will anger the electorate. Therefore, it was decided to pretend that there is no infection, as the Bolkunets emphasizes.
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In recent weeks, we all have had to step far beyond the boundaries of our comfort zone. The inability to go out, anxiety for oneself and loved ones, a change in habits, the uncertainty of the future - all these factors cause stress.
In such a difficult and stressful situation, it is important to eat right, not to forget about physical activity and monitor your emotional state.
Our mood is influenced by a lot of factors. One of them is the surrounding colors. It is very important to have foods of all colors in the diet: for example, red tomatoes, orange oranges, yellow apples, green lettuce and parsley, purple eggplant and basil. This diversity also allows you to increase the amount of antioxidants, vitamins and trace elements in the diet, and it is also very useful for our microbiota.
Plan the menu for the next 3-4 days and write a list of everything you need. If you have a plan, then there will definitely be much less harmful goodies in your basket.
You eat food several times a day. Accordingly, calories, together with protein-fats-carbohydrates, enter your body properly. And if you do not spend them just as well, then they will begin to settle in the form of fat deposits on the stomach, hips and buttocks. Being in isolation and not being able to go through at least 10 thousand steps, you need to do exercises every day.
The state of routine in ordinary life a person withstands in many respects due to the potential ability to get out of it. He knows that one day there will come a day off, a holiday or a trip to a restaurant. Even for those people who have not left their homes for years, such a theoretical possibility exists and makes life bearable.
In a changing situation, it is important to carry out all the daily activities that a person is used to. Remain in the present without thinking about the future, because no one can know anything about it.