Peskov denied plans to postpone the visit of Putin to China, due to coronavirus

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the Timing of Putin’s visit to China, despite the spread of coronavirus remain unchanged, said the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

According to him, Putin plans to visit China in the second half of the year.

“2020 has just begun, so it is too early to talk about any adjustments in the plans of the President”, – quoted Peskov “Interfax”.

He added that the visit of the President “really is in the plans.”

Peskov has expressed opinion that the situation with coronavirus in China will not affect Russian-Chinese relations.

“of Course, we can not exclude some volatility if it is,” he said.

Earlier, representatives of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China announced the visit of the Russian President. However, some media have speculated that the coronavirus Putin’s visit will take.

At the end of December 2019, for the first time became aware of cases of unknown pneumonia in China. Focus of infection called the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. The causative agent of the disease was 2019 coronavirus-nCoV. The who declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus emergency situation of international importance.

the Number of victims of the new coronavirus in China’s Hubei province has increased to 425. While sick at the moment 20,4 thousand.

the Government has included a new virus in the list of dangerous diseases. Also, the Russian authorities decided to close all flights of the airlines in China. This restriction not only affected flights “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. A new mode of air transport with China introduced from 1 February. Some of the flights will be transferred to the Charter operation mode, that is, passengers will need to check with the airline about the departure date.

Sheremetyevo international Airport diverted all flights with departure or arrival from China at the terminal F. thus the mail and freight from China to stop is not planned.

RJD also suspended passenger service with China February 3. In this regard, the train Beijing – Moscow on Monday morning, crossed the state border of Russia without passengers.

the CPS recommended that the associations extend leave to workers from China, who left for rest home. Holidays under legislation proposed extending “until further notice”.

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