As the rest of the world enforces lockdowns and pours money and resources into medical management of COVID-19, Belarus remains open. They began a new soccer season this month, causing anger and confusion among other countries. The spearhead of this behavior is the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who has claimed that the lockdowns in other countries is a result of “frenzy and psychosis.” In fact, Lukashenko told his countrymen to drink vodka (unless working) and visit the sauna at least twice a week to stay healthy. There have been over 150 cases of coronavirus in Belarus so far.
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