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Russia blocks border with China over Coronavirus epidemic


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The Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has ordered the immediate closure of the Far East border as a measure to curb the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus into their country.

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Mr Mishustin, on Thursday, said that the development had been signed and was to take effect immediately.

“We’ll inform everyone today about the border-closure measures in the Far East region and other activities taken by the Russian government on coronavirus prevention,” he said.

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Recall that Russia had earlier in the week blocked Chinese tourists from entering the country as well as putting a stop to issuing e-visas to Chinese nationals as confirmed by the country’s Foreign Ministry.

Talks are also ongoing between Moscow and Beijing as Russia seeks to join other countries in evacuating her citizen from the Wuhan and Hubei districts of China.

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