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Putin spoke for the first time about the situation with coronavirus
At a meeting on measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in Russia, President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time about the situation with the spread of this disease. He asked the Russian government and relevant departments to prevent him from entering the country.
“All the specificity is that this is a new phenomenon. The question is: how ready are we for this challenge? ”Putin said.
He instructed the government, the Ministry of Health and Rospotrebnadzor to take all necessary measures and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Russia.
Russian authorities decided limit rail service from China, trains will only move on the route Moscow - Beijing - Moscow. In five regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, the closure of automobile and railway checkpoints has been extended, the issue of suspension of flights to China is being addressed, while some airlines have already canceled flights in China, and tour operators took tourists. At railway stations, airports and seaports, sanitary control measures were strengthened.
It is established that the virus is transmitted by airborne droplets. According to the latest data, more than six thousand people were infected, 104 were cured, 132 died. Cases of infection were recorded in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Germany, Canada, Cambodia, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, the USA, Thailand, France, Sri Lanka, South Korea and Japan.