Most countries in the world are taking the Coronavirus extremely seriously – since we have all learned lessons from Italy on what a little laxity and carelessness could cost us.
US, Australia, and most of Europe have taken extraordinary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus and it has helped in controlling the spread so that it doesn’t spiral out of control.
But there is still a country in the world whose President refuses to learn. He recently said such things that would put even Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, and Jair Bolsonaro to shame.
He is the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
Mocked the rest of the world, called everyone “psychotic”
He mocked the rest of the world for taking action against Coronavirus and said that their fear is nothing more than an attack of “psychosis”.
Belarus has a population of 9.5 million, and has recorded 94 cases till now without any casualty. The only reason these cases have been so low is because most people do not travel to Belarus, and the natives don’t really go outside.
But community spread is real, and it takes only one person to infect thousands even before the first person begins to have any symptoms.
That is why Russia has closed its border with Belarus, and has installed strict checkpoints.
He says Belarus’s “fridge-like” climate will kill the virus
“This is a fridge. It is the best for health. This is better than sport and this fridge is the real anti-viral cure!”
He says there are no viruses because he can’t see them flying around
“To stop me? But why? It is possible but why? I don’t understand. There are no viruses here. Did you see any of them flying around? I don’t see them too.”
In Belarus, expect things to get much worse than Italy
He just genuinely doesn’t care if people die
“It’s better to die standing than to live on your knees.”