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Russia in the night from Thursday to Friday will close pedestrian and car border with China. This decision was made by the operational headquarters to prevent the introduction in Russia of a new coronavirus, reports TASS.
As told to Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, it will happen in five regions: Primorsky, Khabarovsk and Baikal territories, the Jewish Autonomous region and Amur region. The checkpoints on the border with China will be closed until March 1.
From January 31 to be halted rail traffic between Russia and China. Exceptions are made only for trains between Moscow and Beijing. Universities will offer to extend the vacation for Chinese students studying in Russia.
the decision on the mode of flight to China will take over the staff meeting to be held not later than Friday.
According to recent reports, a new virus in China, infected nearly 6 thousand people, of whom 132 died. Coronavirus also found in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Germany, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, South Korea, Singapore, USA, Thailand, France, Japan and Sri Lanka. In Russia, infected at the moment.
the Chinese authorities believe the peak of the outbreak will start in 7-10 days. Expert SMRC DRF of Ministry of health of Russia Vladimir closets believes that in Russia the disease may come in February.
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At the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, the who convenes a meeting of the Committee for emergency situations. It will be held on January 30 in Geneva. The Committee will consider the necessity of declaring an international emergency.
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