“As I said, 97% of our people experience this disease without symptoms and, thank God, I was able to get into this group of asymptomatic people,” Lukashenko added, citing unsubstantiated statistics.
Mr Lukashenko added that he had “survived the virus”.
The fort chief loudly rejected the coronavirus as a massive “psychosis” and recommended that citizens enjoy a traditional sauna or drink vodka to “poison the virus.” He was widely criticized for refusing to impose strict restrictions on coronavirus during the pandemic.
Since 1994 Mr Lukashenko did not limit himself to public appearances during the pandemic and went to the annual military parade in May. He also continued to collect personal government meetings and played hockey throughout the pandemic.
“It’s better to die standing than to live on the roads,” he said, showing the hockey completely in an interview with state television in late March.