In Beijing commented on the restrictions on the entry of Chinese citizens in Russia

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Russia has informed China about plans to temporarily ban the entry of Chinese citizens due to the coronavirus. This was stated by the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Geng Shuang, the website of “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

“the Russian side stressed that China firmly supports the fight against the epidemic, and firmly believes that China will be able to win this fight, however, based on the need to ensure the prevention and control of epidemic on its territory, will undertake a series of restrictive measures”, – said the representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry.

He noted that this is only a temporary measure.

Earlier, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on a temporary ban of entrance to Russia for citizens of the PRC from February 20.

in Addition, from February 19 to temporarily suspend the reception of documents, registration and issuance of invitations for entry to citizens of China. The decision was made in connection with the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in the PRC.

Airlines may offset the losses due to the restrictions of flights to China. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus under the threat of suspension was the production of Nissan cars, as parts came from the Chinese plant, which is temporarily closed.

Russia has already shut down some parts of the border with China in the far East, limited crossing of the border with Mongolia, has canceled work visas for citizens of the PRC and exported from Hubei province part of the being there of the Russians.

According to the latest data, the number of victims of coronavirus in China amounted to more than 2 thousand people. The total number of infected exceeded 74.1 thousands of citizens, the fight against the disease has been more than 14.3 thousand inhabitants.

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