The information on the first death from the novel virus allegedly registered in Belarus is not true, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.
The federal First Channel of the Russian Television reported that the first deaths from the coronavirus had been registered in the United States, Australia, Thailand and Belarus.
“The Healthcare Ministry stresses that the information which regards Belarus is not true and has nothing to do with reality,” the press service stressed.
“In connection with the spread of fake news about our country, the appropriate response measures will be taken, including through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus,” the press service said.
The Healthcare Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Information Ministry urge journalists to be responsible and attentive, and most importantly - to double-check the information related to such a sensitive topic for the population as coronavirus infection.
According to the press service of the Healthcare Ministry, three cases had been registered in Belarus, where a fragment of RNA, probably belonging to the type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, had been identified. All three patients feel well. They show no clinical symptoms of the disease.