Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Flu Epidemic Declared in Minsk

The healthcare authorities in Belarus have announced an epidemic of flu and respiratory diseases, reports Interfaks Zapad news agency, quoting the municipal hygiene and epidemology center.

In the morning on Friday, Natallia Zhukava, the first deputy chief sanitary doctor of Minsk City, signed a resolution which envisages measures in respond to the outbreak.

The plan includes a regular ventilation and disinfection of public transport, shops, canteens and restaurants, kindergartens and schools.

Mass events, including concerts, sport matches, have been restricted.

All the doctors must wear masks.