Belarus Dictator Says Vodka Shots, Saunas Combat COVID

‘Europe’s last dictator’ Alexander Lukashenko has said that regular vodka shots and saunas will help combat the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Lukashenko, 65, has been president of Belarus, described by Western opponents as ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’, since the office was created in 1994.

The Belarusian president, who once led an All-Union Leninist Young Communist League chapter in Mogilev City from 1977 to 1978, offered his advice on COVID-19 prevention, saying: “Wash your hands more frequently, and eat all your meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, on time.

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“I’ve been joking lately that you should not only wash your hands, but drink 40-50 grammes of alcohol and this will push the virus out of the system.”

He added that drinking vodka should be avoided when at work.

The president also said that a sauna two or three times a week will be beneficial to the body, adding: “The Chinese have suggested that the virus does not survive in temperatures over 60 degrees Celsius.”

During a meeting with Belarusian ministers, Lukashenko stressed that he is more concerned about the economic stagnation that COVID-19 is causing rather than the virus itself, according to local media.

Netizen ‘00’ said: “40 grammes? He is very funny, what can you do with this amount? Spray it up your nose?”

‘Igor Grigoriev’ remarked: “He is ready to propose anything to please the average citizen.”

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Vodka and sauna – last Europe’s dictator said how to combat Coronavirus

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