MINSK, April 6 (Reuters) - Belarus' foreign currency reserves fell to $3.761 billion as of April 1 -- the lowest point in two years -- from $4.023 billion on March 1, the central bank said on Wednesday.
Faced with rapidly declining reserves, the central bank halted foreign currency sales in mid-March as the government asked Russia and other ex-Soviet states for a $3 billion bailout package.
The bank has restarted forex sales this month but has said it would only sell as much as it can buy and would not deplete reserves -- which now cover only about one month of imports -- any further.
"Net foreign currency purchases by the population amounted to $768.1 million last month," the bank said in a statement.
It has also allowed the Belarussian rouble