Almost 1,300 enterprises received assistance under the decree "On Support of the Economy", adopted against the backdrop of the pandemic. Deputy Minister of Economy Dmitry Yaroshevich pointed out the effectiveness of the introduction of tax benefits and payments rescheduling to support enterprises. These made it possible not to suspend operations and will help to secure a steady pace of economic recovery. In general, the GDP of Belarus, taking into account negative factors at the end of the first half of the year, amounted to 98.3 percent. According to the Deputy Minister, the Ministry of Economy records stable growth rates in agriculture, construction, and IT.