On Tuesday July 28, Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko announced he had asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) but has already recovered from the virus.
President Alexander Lukashenko made the announcement at a meeting with security officials ahead of the country’s election in two weeks’ time.
‘Today you are meeting a man who managed to survive the coronavirus on his feet. This is what doctors concluded yesterday. Asymptomatic,’ Lukashenko said.
‘As I said, 97% of our population carry this infection asymptomatically,’ he added. He did not give a source for that figure.
Recall that President Lukashenko had previously described fears over the coronavirus pandemic as ‘psychosis’ and suggested people drink vodka and go to the sauna to stay healthy and stave off the virus.
Currently, Belarus has recorded 67,366 coronavirus cases with 543 deaths with a population of 9.5 million.