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Russia has closed air communication with all countries
By order of the government, Russia closes regular and charter flights with all countries of the world. The ban will come into effect on March 27 at 00:00 Moscow time. The decision was made during a meeting of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council for the Control of Coronavirus.
According to document, published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, an exception was made only for flights for the export of Russian citizens and for certain government decisions. Over the next few hours, until the ban is in effect, all arrivals will be tested for coronavirus right at the airports.
Earlier, starting March 23rd, the government already limited passenger flights with other countries, but this did not apply to charters. Now in Russia 650 cases of coronavirus infection are registered in 55 regions. In the world, the number of patients has reached 475 thousand people.