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Russia Ban Entry of Foreign Nationals till May 1 to Combat Outbreak of Corona Virus

by Madhvi Bansal
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Russian authorities announced to ban foreign nationals from March 18 to May 1 from entring the country. The recent announcements were made by the Russian government to combat the outbreak of the corona virus. Along with this, state schools were also closed and public gatherings were limited, although the diplomats, airplane crew members and some other categories of people will be exempt to make entry to and fro.

To curb the spread of the corona virus, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin prohibited all outdoor events and limited public indoor events to no more than 50 people until April 10, he said in a blog post on his personal website, citing the need to strengthen the city’s quarantine measures.

Recently, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Russia rose to 93, up from 63 the previous day, but no deaths have yet been reported so far. Also, in Moscow, Sobyanin said all state schools, sports schools and further education institutions in the city would be closed from March 21 until April 12.

Russian authorities have also canceled all sporting events from March 16, while Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin ordered all educational and scientific institutions under his department’s jurisdiction to strengthen sanitary and preventative measures against the spread of coronavirus.

In Moscow, Sobyanin said all state schools, sports schools, and further education institutions in the city would be closed from March 21 until April 12.

In recent updates, Russia and Armenia both have agreed to restrict passenger traffic between the two countries, while Mishustin also said Russia would stop the movement of people across its border with Belarus. Russia has also introduced a raft of measures aimed at limiting damage to the economy, including an anti-crisis fund of 300 billion rubles ($4 billion).

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