Russia vetoes the entry of Chinese citizens from Thursday by the coronavirus



The Russian government will suspend the entry of Chinese citizens to the country from February 20, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

This government directive will prohibit the entry into Russia of Chinese citizens who intend to visit the country for labor, private, tourism or scientific purposes, according to local press sources from the Executive.

After midnight, the corresponding departments will stop issuing invitation documents for Chinese citizens, who can only enter Russia in case of transit to a third country.

The reason for this provisional decision, according to the official source, is "the worsening of the epidemiological situation in China and the continued entry of Chinese citizens into Russian territory."

The directive was signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, on the recommendation of the department responsible for combating the spread of COVID-19, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golíkova.

More than half a thousand Chinese citizens have been quarantined in Russia due to the coronavirus, mostly in medical centers in the far eastern regions of Russia, bordering on China.

Russia confirmed on January 31 that two Chinese citizens had been admitted to its territory because of the coronavirus that caused Wuhan's pneumonia, which has already claimed the lives of at least 1,868 people, but both were discharged.

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