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Russia closes border with Belarus
The Russian government decided to close the border with the Republic of Belarus for the movement of people. This was announced at an operational meeting by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, Mikhail Mishustin.
According to the Prime Minister, measures were taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to him, this is a preemptive step, Russia intends to take similar actions further.
Since March 15, Russia has temporarily closed land checkpoints at Polish and Norwegian border. Exceptions were made only for citizens of the Republic of Belarus, members of official delegations and persons holding a residence permit in Russia.