President of Belarus Says Vodka and Saunas Will Beat Coronavirus | 22 Words

The entire world has come to a standstill thanks to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

The pandemic has caused global panic and many countries have implemented lockdowns in a bid to prevent further contamination.

But the President of Belarus has other ideas, so keep scrolling to hear his bizarre theory...

Millions of people all over the world are currently in self-isolation.

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In a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.

COVID-19 has been spreading at an alarming rate...

And now, nearly 828,165 people globally have been infected with the virus and a further 40,731 people have tragically died.

Self-isolation has now been deemed as the most effective way of combating the virus.

While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, regular people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.

COVID-19 is spread notoriously easily...

Person-to-person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Through sneezing and coughing, primarily.

So remaining isolated is the safest option for many...

And millions are now quarantining themselves at home for months at a time.

Many have been forced to temporarily leave their jobs amid the health crisis...

And have no option but to sit in their homes and think of ways to stay entertained.

Most of us are finding self-isolation rather boring...

It turns out that all the Netflix in the world isn't even enough to keep us entertained for 2 weeks.

And many are struggling with being cooped up in the house for so long...

Dogs, we finally feel your pain.

Many governments around the world are taking this extremely seriously.

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But it seems that not everyone is seeing things in the big picture.

Alexander Lukashenko, who is the President of Belarus, seems to be in rather high spirits...

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Despite the global pandemic that has now killed thousands.

Over the weekend, Lukashenko attended an ice hockey game...

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And he even had a game himself alongside the nation's football matches going forward as normal. Hundreds of other countries have postponed all sporting events and mass gatherings, so it seems that Belarus isn't jumping on the bandwagon.

When the president finished his game...

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He declared that the sport "is the best anti-virus remedy."

His advice to his nation was rather questionable...

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Sky News reported that weeks ago he suggested that Belarusians should drink 50ml of vodka a day to ward off the virus, but not at work - advice that is completely at odds with recommendations from the World Health Organisation.

He also said that regular trips to the sauna, working in fields and having breakfast on time are the best days to remain healthy...

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But, of course, these remedies aren't at all proven to prevent the coronavirus.

President Lukashenko believes this is a matter for God.

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According to the Belarusian Telegraph Agency, the president also said, "We are not canceling anything. We will host all the events we have planned ... Let God protect us from the coronavirus."

Belarus currently holds 152 cases of the virus...

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And only 1 person is reported to have died so far.

Even though the country's cases are very low...

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This doesn't at all mean that they will stay this way, and President Lukashenko needs to be extremely cautious of his next moves in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Make sure to keep scrolling for the most recent coronavirus updates...