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Monday, 3 February 2020

Russia Set To Deport Foreigners With CoronaVirus

Russia Set To Deport Foreigners With CoronaVirus
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Russia is preparing to deport foreigners who are testing positive for the rapidly spreading new coronavirus, said Interfax news agency on Monday (Feb 3), while nations around the world are trying to curb an epidemic that has killed 361 people in China since it emerged in December.


Russia, which has a 4,300 km border with China, confirmed two cases of the virus last week, in the Siberian city of Tyumen and the far-eastern Zabaykalsky area, both involving Chinese nationals. Russian military will start flying back Russian citizens from China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the virus, on Monday, taking back 130 people, out of a total of more than 600, officials said.

Separately, Russia moved 58 of its citizens back from China’s border regions as of last Saturday, the regional Primorsk government said on its Instagram account over the weekend.

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