Belarus, citing covid-19 fears, to close land borders as brain drain bites

Belarus, citing covid-19 fears, to close land borders as brain drain bites

Yahoo - World·2020-12-10 19:02

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarus will close its land borders to its own citizens later this month to try to combat COVID-19, the government said late on Wednesday, a move the country's opposition leader likened to imprisoning the population in a Stalin-era prison camp.

Belarus has been rocked by protests since an Aug. 9 presidential election in which incumbent Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory. Opponents say the vote was rigged and want him to quit. Police use force to break up any protests.

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