Amid the coronavirus crisis, Orthodox Christians have held an unusual Easter. In most countries, church leaders urged worshippers to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus — but in some places, the faithful did attend services.
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More than 260 million Orthodox Christians have found ways to celebrate their holiest day as church pews remained empty. But not everyone abided by coronavirus rules, with thousands taking part in services regardless.
President Alexander Lukashenko said he was "asymptomatic" and working while infected with COVID-19. Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth presidential term, has dismissed pandemic concerns and touted odd remedies.
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