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Moscow bans all regular, charter flights starting March 27, except those repatriating Russians Moscow bans all regular, charter flights starting March 27, except those bringing Russians home
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The Russian government is banning all regular and charter international flights starting Friday, except those bringing citizens home, as part of tough measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The Russian government is banning all regular and charter international flights starting Friday, except those bringing citizens home, as part of measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Russia’s aerial borders will go on lockdown starting Friday, so far without a resumption date. .
652 Covid-19 cases have been registered in Russia so far, with more than a half of the infected in Moscow. Russia’s aerial borders will go on lockdown starting Friday, so far without a resumption date.
The cabinet also requested the Foreign Ministry to assist Russian citizens abroad until their return home. Russian embassies around the world will receive addition funds to be able to provide such support. The cabinet also requested that the Foreign Ministry assist Russian citizens abroad until their return home. Russian embassies around the world will receive additional funds to provide support.
The ban on flights has become yet another measure, implemented by Russia, to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The highly-contagious disease has already killed over 21,000 people around the globe, with more than 470,000 infected. Italy, Spain, Iran and the US are among the most heavily affected countries, while China, where the virus originated is seeing positive results of its fight with the disease. So far, 652 Covid-19 cases have been registered in Russia, with more than half of those infected in Moscow.
On Wednesday, Vladimir Putin announced that the Russians will go on a week-long paid holiday. The President said that there was no feasible way to keep Covid-19 out, but vowed that everything will be done to minimize the damage done by it. Russia earlier banned public gatherings of more than 50 people, closed cinemas, fitness clubs and many other establishments. In Moscow, the elderly people, for whom the infection is the most dangerous, were urged to stay home. The ban on flights is yet another step taken by Russia to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The highly-contagious disease has already killed over 21,000 people around the globe, with more than 470,000 infected. Italy, Spain, Iran, and the US are among the most heavily affected countries, while China, where the virus originated, is seeing positive results in its fight against the disease.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a week-long paid holiday for workers. The president said there is no feasible way to keep the coronavirus out, but vowed that everything will be done to minimize the damage.
Russia had already banned public gatherings of more than 50 people, closed cinemas, fitness clubs, and other establishments. In Moscow, elderly people, for whom the infection is the most dangerous, were urged to remain in their homes.
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