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The Belarusian Ambassador said the opening of the border with Russia

Belarusian Ambassador in Russia Vladimir Semashko believes that the Russian side cancels introduced due COVID-19 restrictions on movement across the border with Belarus in late July - early August.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. It neighbors Belarus, including Russia, have imposed restrictions on the movement of citizens and foreigners. Free border crossing of the Russian Federation was suspended on March 16. Information about when there will be a full opening of the borders of Russia, yet, it will come from government headquarters, but so far no action was taken, said on 25 June, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. Belarus has not imposed restrictions on the movement of citizens, fights infection focal, identifying and isolating the infected and their contacts. However, for arriving to the Republic from countries where there are cases COVID-19, acts 14 day quarantine.

"I see great momentum directly to Moscow, where sick (coronavirus infection – ed.) per day 600-700 people and recovered - 2-3 thousand. And in Russia the number of daily recovering more than patients. In Belarus the situation is the same. I believe that the border somewhere by the end of July - beginning of August should be open", - quotes the words Sputnik Semashko of Belarus.

The Ambassador noted that the Russian side has introduced some relief for the border crossing. He recalled that from the very beginning for uninterrupted supply of essential commodities has not introduced a ban on crossing the border between Belarus and Russia for freight transport and recently the Russian government adopted a decree that allows you to navigate through the Belarusian-Russian border to the shift workers. In particular, according to the Ambassador, this opportunity is already used by the specialists of the enterprise "Belorusneft".

"Conversely, in the construction of the Belarusian NPP there is a constant turnover of staff, and we find ways to ensure that they have passed quarantine and got to the station," - said Semashko.

He added that until now, the Embassy is forced to move to Belarus citizens arriving in the Russian airports from third countries for export flights. These citizens of the Belarusian diplomatic mission in their own vehicles deliver from Moscow airport to the Russian-Belarusian border. In particular, the Ambassador noted, today the Embassy is assisting in the repatriation of eight Belarusian citizens.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.