The first two cases of mers identified in Russia


Russia has identified the first two people infected with the coronavirus. As reported TASS, they are Chinese citizens.

“Identified two patients with coronavirus in Russia – Transbaikalia region, Tyumen region, both citizens of China,” – said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova to journalists on Friday following the meeting of the operational headquarters.

Rospotrebnadzor said that the condition of the sick stable, without clinical signs and without fever.

the Head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the two patients placed in box chamber, they carried out all the necessary activities, contact survey.

“the Risk of spread of the situation there”, – she added.

About the first cases of a new form of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus, was reported in December 2019. The epidemic began with the administrative center of Hubei province city of Wuhan. Only in China, the country registered more than 9 thousand cases of the disease. Victims of the disease were 213 people.

it is Reported that Russia closes all destinations of China, except for flights of “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It is reported by RIA Novosti. A new mode of air transport with China will introduce from 1 February. Earlier it was reported that Sheremetyevo airport, the Chinese transferred all the flights in one terminal F.

According to press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the situation with the coronavirus cause the Kremlin a serious concern. The representative of the head of state said that the problem deserves all the government measures to combat the epidemic.

on Friday, January 31, head of the Federal medical-biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia Veronika Skvortsova ordered the creation in the organization and coordination centre for combating the new form of pneumonia. Created Agency center will broadcast the decisions of the headquarters of the government of the Russian Federation through the medical, health and scientific organizations of FMBA of Russia.

the Prime Minister Of Russia Mikhail Mishustin signed on the eve of the order to close the Russian border in the far East. A similar measure applies to several other sections of state borders. In addition, Russia has temporarily suspended the issuance of electronic visas for Chinese nationals.

Golikova has told about the development of measures for the prevention of coronavirus in Russia

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