The foreign Ministry recommended Russians to refrain from trips to China

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the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia recommends to Russians to refrain from trips to China due to the spread of the coronavirus, RT reports.

“the Russian foreign Ministry recommends that Russian citizens refrain from all travel in China, if they are not caused by extreme necessity”, – is spoken in the Department message.

Also citizens of Russia, located in China, recommended to report their data to the Russian Embassy.

According to the Executive Director ATOR Maya Lomidze, on Hainan island there are about 1.1 thousand tourists from Russia.

“More than 90% of the tourists are on the island of Hainan, for tomorrow there should remain approximately 1.1 thousand Russian citizens. Until 4 February, it is planned that they will be back. The rest will be transported on the regular flights, until the first decade of February will return”, – quotes the words of Lomidze, the Agency “Moscow”.

she Also said that if by the end of March the situation is not stabiliziruemost, the travel business of Russia could lose up to $ 100 million.

“At the moment 50 thousand Chinese had to come to Russia, but they are just not coming. These losses can be offset by the summer,” – said Lomidze.

on Thursday, January 30, Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin ordered to restrict the movement through the checkpoints in some parts of the border of Russia and China.

the Prime Minister Also signed a decree on closing the border of the Russian Federation in the far East. This is done as one of the measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Then the Russian foreign Ministry reported that on January 30 temporarily stops the issuance of electronic visas to Chinese citizens for entry into the country. In turn, the company “Aeroflot” has extended the return period and reissuing tickets on flights to/from China without penalty. Passengers can hand over tickets until February 29.

on the Eve of Vladimir Putin urged to minimize human losses from the spread of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus. The Ministry of health of the subjecthave rcole that the risk of penetration of the disease into the country is saved.

Outbreak of pneumonia was registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December, the causative agent was a new type of coronavirus – 2019-nCoV. The number of victims of coronavirus in China rose to 170, the number of infected exceeded 7 thousand people.

Mishustin closed the border of the Russian Federation in the far East.

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