As of August 19, 2009 - the Health Ministry of Belarus has claimed its first case of the swine flu throughout the country.  The case in question was thought to have come to the country by way of a Chinese student who was returning from his vacation.  The student studies at the Belarus State University, along with his wife who is said to have come down with the same H1N1 virus.  


As a precautionary measure, all of the thirty-seven people who have been in close contact with the couple, have been tested for this violent sickness.  So far the test results show no other confirmed cases among them. 


The Health Minister claims that he is doing everything he can to prevent the further spread of the virus.  They are very well aware of the situation, and know what measures have to be taken in order to ensure the safety of their citizens.