At a time of great global uncertainty, it is hard to see beyond the doom and gloom, but some Belarusians continue to believe that the best just might be yet to come.
President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday, 16 March, encouraged people to work in the countryside to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
During a televised meeting the head of state stressed that “there shouldn’t be any panic” over the virus and particularly advised to drive tractors as a way to get distracted.
“You just have to work, especially now, in a village. It’s nice watching television: people are working in tractors, no one is talking about the virus,” Lukashenko said.
There, the tractor will heal everyone. The fields heal everyone,” he added.
Other extraordinary advice expressed by the presient are that Belarus citizens should “drink vodka, go to the sauna and work hard” as a measure to fight the virus.
Reacting to the president’s words, 8 Ball design studio has produced anti-COVID candy pills called Tractorine to “cure” the virus or at least keep spirits high amid coronavirus outbreak. How are you, guys, coping?