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Russia Bans Chinese Citizens From Entering Its Territory over Coronavirus Scare: Reports

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The entry of Chinese citizens will be suspended from February 20 -- this includes visits related to work, studies or private travel.

  • AFP
  • Last Updated: February 18, 2020, 11:40 PM IST
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Moscow: In what could be perceived as a drastic step against the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Russia on Tuesday said it would ban all Chinese citizens from entering its territory from February 20.

"The entry of all Chinese citizens via Russia's state frontiers will be suspended from February 20 for work travel, private travel, study and tourism," said Vice Prime Minister in charge of health Tatiana Golikova.

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