In Belarus, Covid-19 is a modern-day Chernobyl

Reading the recent spate of articles about the incredulous response of the President of Belarus to the threat of Covid-19, advising his citizens simply to wash their hands more often and eat meals at the regular time, took me back to another crisis I lived through — the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl — and the similar advice doled out to Belarusian citizens at that time.