Peskov commented on the suspension of the entry of Chinese citizens in Russia

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Moscow is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Russia, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the ban of entry for Chinese citizens.

“You know, a government Commission is working, there decisions. This question let’s address there,” – quoted Peskov RT.

Press Secretary of the Russian leader noted that the government is doing everything to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

“you Can only say one thing – taking all necessary measures in order to prevent the ingress and spread of coronavirus in our country,” he said.

the Measures taken by Russia, commented in Beijing. As told the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Geng Shuang, Russia informed China about plans to temporarily ban the entry of Chinese citizens due to the coronavirus. He stressed 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.

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 have recovered 14.3 thousand people.

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