Background radiation levels in the area of the Belarusian nuclear power plant remain stable, BelTA learned from Mikhail Kovalenko, Head of the Radiation Monitoring Service of the National Center for Hydrometeorology, Radioactive Contamination Control, and Environmental Monitoring of the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry, at a press conference on 11 January.
As of 10 January Belarus registered 1,833 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours; 2,364 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.
Chairman of the Board of the Development Bank of Belarus Andrei Zhishkevich visited the sponsored orphanage No. 7 in Minsk as part the New Year's charity campaign Our Children, BelTA learned from the bank's press service.
Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak, Deputy Chairwoman of the Commission on Social and Youth Policy, Science, Culture and Humanitarian Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, Chairperson of the Standing Commission on Health, Physical Culture, Family and Youth Policy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, and senior officials of Belarus' logistics operator Beltamozhservice visited the social and educational center with a shelter of the Pervomaisky District of Minsk as part of the Our Children charity campaign on 29 December, BelTA has learned.
Belarus' Healthcare Ministry, Russia's Ministry of Health and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have announced the start of the COVID-19 vaccination program in Belarus. The first batch of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V has arrived in Belarus today, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.
On December 25, the charitable motor rally continues, the purpose of which is to give the pupils of boarding schools and boarding schools in the Minsk region not only gifts, but also attention.
On December 23, deputies of the Standing Commission on Labor and Social Issues of the House of Representatives, within the framework of the republican charitable action "Our Children", visited the Ivenets boarding school for disabled children with physical disabilities.
The visit of the Minister of Culture of Belarus Anatoly Markevich took place to Vileika specialized secondary school for children with severe speech impairments on December 22 as part of the annual charitable action "Our Children" The department donated basketball and soccer balls to the pupils.
More than 200 pupils of Minsk Regional Cadet School will dance to the sounds of a waltz and a polonaise at the ball, which will be held on December 23.
A solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the XVI National Competition "Golden Letter" was held in Minsk.