Coronavirus in Russia: The {Latest} Information

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As the brand new coronavirus that has killed greater than 24,000 folks continues to unfold all over the world, Russia has stepped up its measures to sort out the pandemic and stop its unfold throughout the nation.

There have been 840 circumstances of coronavirus infections reported in Russia thus far and three deaths.

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The variety of confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Russia as of March 26.
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March 27: Three issues it’s essential to know {today}

  1. Russia confirmed 182 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the nation’s official variety of circumstances as much as 840 and marking the most important one-day improve in circumstances thus far. 
  2. Russia will droop all common and constitution flights to different nations beginning {today}.
  3. President Vladimir Putin has declared that the week from March 28 to April 5 will likely be a nationwide paid vacation to encourage Russians to remain residence and sluggish the unfold of the virus.

Extra updates

— Russia will shut all resorts, sanatoriums and youngsters’s camps till June 1 in an effort to sluggish the unfold of the virus. Regional authorities have been suggested to inform their residents to keep away from touring.

— A Russian citizen contaminated with coronavirus has died in a hospital in Cuba.

— The Russian Direct Funding Fund (RDIF) and its companions have produced 500,000 coronavirus check kits thus far, however are planning to quickly ramp up manufacturing to 2.5 million kits every week, Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF’s head, instructed Reuters in a telephone interview.

March 26

— Russia’s coronavirus scenario could possibly be resolved in lower than three months, President Vladimir Putin instructed a gathering with members of the enterprise neighborhood.

— Putin known as for sanctions reduction in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, telling G20 leaders it was a matter “of life and demise.”

— Russia will droop all common and constitution flights to different nations beginning March 27, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered.

— All federal authorities staff will change to distant work beginning March 27, Mishustin’s order mentioned.

— Moscow will shut all outlets apart from pharmacies and grocery shops, town’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned. This measure, which additionally contains the closure of eating places, cafes and bars, will final from March 28 till April 5, a interval that President Vladimir Putin declared a paid vacation.

— St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ordered town’s eating places, cafes, bars and non-essential outlets to shut for a similar interval. Folks can even be barred from visiting parks or spiritual buildings throughout this time.

— The {popular} southern Russian resort metropolis of Sochi has requested Muscovites to keep away in the course of the week-long nationwide vacation.

— Subsequent week, Sberbank and VTB with backing from the Central Financial institution will launch a pilot enterprise mortgage program that provides six-month, 0% curiosity loans to companies to assist them pay worker salaries in the course of the coronavirus disaster.

— A staffer for the Russian authorities’s chief of employees has examined constructive for coronavirus, the Meduza information web site reported.

— Lyudmila Narusova, a member of the Federation Council and the mom of tv star and former presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus, the RBC information web site reported. Senator Andrei Klishas instructed RBC that Narusova examined unfavourable for the virus.

— Russia has loosened its ban on foreigners coming into the nation to permit the spouses and fast kin of Russian residents to enter.

— Russia’s Rosatom is continuous the development of nuclear stations overseas regardless of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the state atomic company’s head Alexei Likhachev mentioned.

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March 25

— Russia’s April 22 public vote on a package deal of constitutional amendments will likely be postponed till after the coronavirus outbreak is underneath management, President Vladimir Putin mentioned in an tackle to the nation. He added that subsequent week could be a nationwide paid vacation to encourage Russians to remain residence and sluggish the unfold of the virus.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin introduced that libraries, theaters, leisure facilities and nightclubs will likely be ordered to shut in an effort to cease the unfold of coronavirus.

— “Half of the individuals who arrived [in Russia] from overseas handed by way of Moscow. A suitcase of viruses was introduced from Courchevel,” Sobyanin mentioned in a tv interview, referring to a French ski resort.

— Russia has closed all sporting and cultural occasions and most massive gatherings in an effort to halt the unfold of coronavirus. Beginning Thursday, Moscow residents aged 65 and older will likely be ordered to self-isolate at residence.

— The Russian Embassy in the US suggested Russian residents to return residence as a result of chance that the U.S. may shut all its airports to sluggish the unfold of coronavirus there.

— The Russian authorities has instructed the nation’s areas to shut nightclubs and cinemas to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus.

— The Moscow well being division mentioned it can enable sufferers with gentle circumstances of coronavirus to get better at residence quite than within the hospital.

— Putin has ordered the Russian military to hold out drills designed to extend its readiness to combat the coronavirus if needed, the Protection Ministry mentioned.

— Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu’s two-day go to to Syria this week was aimed toward making an attempt to stop a flare-up in tensions there that may distract Russia, Turkey and Syria from committing assets to combating coronavirus, the Vedomosti enterprise each day reported.

March 24

— Russia confirmed 57 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nation’s official variety of circumstances as much as 495. 

— Russia is dealing with a “severe scenario” because the coronavirus spreads, Moscow’s mayor instructed President Vladimir Putin, including that “the true variety of those that are sick is way higher” than official numbers point out.

— Putin visited the hospital in Moscow’s Kommunarka suburb the place sufferers with coronavirus are being handled, sporting a particular protecting go well with in the course of the go to. He additionally took a second to shake the hand of the hospital’s head physician. 

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— Moscow hospitals will obtain as much as 200,000 rubles ($2,500) per coronavirus affected person from town’s medical insurance fund to assist cowl the price of their therapies.

— A 69-year-old lady suspected of being contaminated with coronavirus has died in Moscow’s Infectious Ailments Hospital No. 1, the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported. She had been hospitalized after her daughter returned from Portugal. The Moscow well being division later mentioned she died from terminal most cancers and examined unfavourable for coronavirus.

— The republic of Chechnya has turn out to be the primary Russian area to shut all eating places, cafes and “crowded locations” after it registered its first three coronavirus infections, the area’s chief Ramzan Kadyrov introduced. He mentioned some eating places {popular} with vacationers could be allowed to remain open.

— Aeroflot mentioned it can cut back its flights to Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Cuba beginning March 28 as a result of coronavirus.

— Volkswagen will droop its automotive manufacturing in Russia over a provide scarcity brought on by the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, Volkswagen Group Rus mentioned. Manufacturing will likely be stopped from March 30 to April 10 at its automotive plant in Kaluga and meeting line in Nizhny Novgorod.

March 23

— Russia confirmed 71 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the nation’s official variety of circumstances as much as 438. 

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered all residents over 65 to self-isolate at residence beginning Thursday, saying every aged citizen would obtain a complete of 4,000 rubles ($50) in trade for following the order.

— The Kremlin later mentioned that Sobyanin’s order doesn’t apply to Putin, who’s 67.

— Moscow introduced it has completed changing a seventh hospital constructing to deal with coronavirus sufferers. Sobyanin mentioned town has the capability to greater than double this rely if wanted.

— Moscow is altering the best way it counts its coronavirus circumstances. Sufferers will now be thought-about constructive upon a single constructive check quite than having samples despatched to a lab Novosibirsk, Siberia for additional verification.

— The pinnacle of infectious illnesses within the Stavropol area has been indicted after she returned to work with coronavirus signs after vacationing in Spain and later examined constructive.

— Alexander Chepurnov, a virologist on the Russian Academy of Sciences, instructed state tv that Russia is three weeks behind Italy by way of coronavirus infections and that it could count on to see an identical spike in circumstances as these seen throughout Europe.

— A few of Russia’s greatest metal producers have suspended alcohol exams for workers due to the coronavirus outbreak, changing the breathalyzer exams with “various procedures with a decrease danger of spreading an infection.”

— The Kremlin mentioned that medical help Russia was offering to Italy to assist it battle the coronavirus was not a part of an try and get Rome assist raise EU sanctions on Moscow.

March 22

— Russia confirmed 61 new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing its official rely to 367.

— The Russian navy will begin sending medical assist to Italy from Sunday in an effort to assist it battle the brand new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s Protection Ministry mentioned in an announcement.

— Moscow authorities once more dominated out the potential of a citywide lockdown. In the meantime, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned town’s metro is not going to shut down. 

— The Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed by a yr as a result of coronavirus outbreaks worldwide have disrupted athletes’ preparations and will jeopardize their well being, the pinnacle of Russia’s Boxing Federation mentioned.

March 21

Russia confirmed 53 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nation’s official variety of circumstances as much as 306.

— Moscow has closed all sports activities services together with swimming swimming pools and health golf equipment as a result of coronavirus outbreak, town’s well being authorities mentioned.

— The Moscow Instances has discovered proof, based mostly on dozens of interviews, that Russia’s wealthy are shopping for up and hoarding ventilators which have confirmed important in saving lives in extreme circumstances.

— Russia‘s largest carmaker Avtovaz, which employs round 35,000 employees, has reported the primary two coronavirus circumstances amongst its employees and quarantined 29 staff. The carmarker mentioned it does not plan to cease manufacturing.

March 20

— Russia confirmed 54 new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing the nation’s complete variety of infections to 253.

— There’s “no want” for President Vladimir Putin to take a coronavirus check as a result of he hasn’t proven any signs of the sickness, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned.

— The Russian Armed Forces’ spring draft will go on as deliberate regardless of the coronavirus, Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu mentioned at a navy assembly. All new recruits will likely be checked for the virus, he mentioned.

— Russian public figures, medical doctors and residents have launched a petition urging the federal government to take pressing motion towards the coronavirus because the nation’s variety of confirmed circumstances continues to climb, together with suspending the April 22 vote on President Vladimir Putin’s constirutional amendments.

— Moscow site visitors police have launched spot checks on town’s taxis to make sure drivers put on face masks and recurrently disinfect their autos. Underneath new laws, drivers should change masks each three hours and use sanitizer to scrub their fingers and disinfect their autos twice a day.

— Russia has postponed a scheduled check for compliance with its “web isolation” regulation as a result of coronavirus, {officials} instructed Interfax.

— The pinnacle of infectious illnesses within the Stavropol area — who returned to work after vacationing in Spain regardless of having coronavirus signs — has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus, the Mediazona information web site reported.

March 19

— Russia has reported 52 new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing the whole to 199. This marks a 35% soar in circumstances up to now 24 hours.

—  A 79-year-old Russian lady with pre-existing circumstances has died in a Moscow hospital after testing constructive for the coronavirus. It’s the first coronavirus-related demise within the nation.

— President Vladimir Putin and Chinese language President Xi Jinping mentioned the coronavirus by telephone and agreed to deepen cooperation on creating prescribed drugs, the Kremlin mentioned. Putin praised China’s {efforts} in stopping the unfold of the virus which emerged in China late final yr, the Kremlin mentioned in a readout of the telephone name.

— The Russian authorities introduced a “excessive alert” standing for all 85 of its areas, requiring the entire nation to take anti-coronavirus measures similar to banning massive gatherings, shifting faculties to on-line courses and inspiring working from residence.

— Russia’s shopper safety watchdog has ordered obligatory two-week isolation at residence for all folks coming into the nation even when they present no signs of coronavirus.

— Russian courts will cease contemplating all besides probably the most pressing circumstances from Thursday onwards till April 10 to comprise the unfold of coronavirus, a call by the Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday confirmed.

— Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport — the capital’s principal worldwide transport hub — will shut two of its terminals, C and E, beginning Friday as closing borders and journey restrictions have suspended many flight routes. Flights working out of terminals C and E will likely be transfered to terminals D and F.

— The Russian Direct Funding Fund (RDIF) mentioned it can spend money on Medpromresurs, a Russian firm that’s at the moment creating coronavirus exams.

March 18

— Russia reported 33 new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing the whole as much as 147 from 114 the day prior to this and marking a 29% improve. 

— President Vladimir Putin has ordered an April 22 nationwide vote on constitutional amendments, which might enable him to run once more for president. He mentioned the vote will likely be postponed if the coronavirus pandemic requires it. 

— Russian faculties will go on a three-week trip from March 23 to April 12 to stop the unfold of coronavirus, Training Minister Sergei Kravtsov mentioned.

— Russia will restrict flights to the US, Britain and the United Arab Emirates beginning Friday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered.

— Russian prisoners, college students and navy personnel will produce medical masks and different gear because the nation faces down the coronavirus pandemic, the RBC information web site reported.

— Staff of the presidential administration and journalists protecting President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming journeys are being examined for coronavirus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has urged employers to permit their staff to earn a living from home to stop the unfold of an infection.

— St. Petersburg has banned occasions and gatherings with greater than 50 attendees in addition to all sporting and cultural occasions.

— The Federal Penitentiary Service mentioned it can droop visits to inmates in pre-trial detention facilities and prisons.

— Journalists accredited with international media shops have been barred from the Russian State Duma over the coronavirus, BBC Russian correspondent Pyotr Kozlov mentioned. Journalists from Russian media are nonetheless permitted to enter, he added.

— Moscow’s community of facial recognition cameras has detected greater than 200 individuals who violated orders to self-quarantine as a result of they may be contaminated with the virus, town’s police chief Oleg Baranov mentioned.

— Russia has closed Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin’s tomb on Moscow’s Crimson Sq. to the general public, the Kremlin guard service mentioned, making it the {latest} Russian vacationer attraction to close down amid coronavirus fears.

— The annual Eurovision tune contest has been canceled as a result of coronavirus epidemic, its organizers introduced. Rave-pop band Little Huge had been set to characterize Russia on this yr’s competitors.

March 17

— The variety of confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Russia has risen to 114, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova mentioned, a 22% improve from Monday. Ten of those infections have been transmitted throughout the nation quite than contracted overseas, she added.

— Moscow authorities have denied reviews that they may introduce a near-total shutdown of town to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus.

— President Vladimir Putin mentioned the scenario with the spreading coronavirus is “underneath management” within the nation after infections have been “contained.”

— Russia’s embassies and consulates have suspended the processing of paperwork and issuing of all varieties of visas, together with e-visas, the Overseas Ministry mentioned. The ministry mentioned there are a small variety of exceptions, together with for diplomats and other people attending funerals of shut kin in Russia.

 Soccer’s 2020 European Championship has been postponed for a yr due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Norwegian and Swedish FAs mentioned on Tuesday.

— Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s cupboard plans to unveil a slew of recent financial and regulatory measures to cut back the coronavirus’ influence on Wednesday, together with creating an anti-crisis fund of 300 billion rubles ($4.05 billion) to assist Russian residents and the Russian economic system and compensating quarantined residents, together with freelancers and the self-employed, for misplaced revenue.

— Ukraine has briefly closed 107 of its border checkpoints, together with these with neighboring Russia, because it seeks to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

— Russia’s airways may lose 100 billion rubles ($1.Four billion) as a result of coronavirus outbreak and danger going bankrupt, the pinnacle of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Company, often known as Rosaviatsiya, instructed Interfax.

— Russia’s Agriculture Ministry has ordered all of Russia’s areas to prepared a two-month meals provide to stop shortages.

— The Russian Orthodox Church is instigating an unprecedented checklist of measures aiming to stop the unfold of the coronavirus in its sacred areas nationwide, it mentioned in an announcement.

— Russia’s Power Ministry has suspended the vast majority of its international and home enterprise journeys, except for pressing circumstances, to stop the unfold of the coronavirus.

— Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied reviews that President Vladimir Putin is getting ready an tackle to the nation concerning the coronavirus.

— Russia’s shopper safety watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, has ordered Russia’s areas to check everybody who has been in Europe up to now two weeks for the coronavirus.

— All soccer, hockey and basketball video games will likely be suspended in Russia till April 10, the state-run TASS information company reported, citing a supply to Russia’s nationwide leagues. The Russian Soccer Union confirmed the information.

— Russian vacationers in Europe are trapped overseas as flights have been canceled and borders closed as a result of coronavirus disaster, a spokeswoman for Russia’s journey business union instructed Interfax.

March 16

— Russia will ban the entry of international nationals and stateless folks from March 18 to Could 1 in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the federal government mentioned. The ban is not going to apply to diplomatic representatives, airplane crew members and another classes of individuals.

— The variety of coronavirus infections in Russia has risen to 93, a 47% improve from the day prior to this, the state-run TASS information company reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.

— European Union leaders are contemplating briefly banning all non-essential journey into the Schengen borderless journey zone by non-EU residents, the BBC reported, citing a diplomatic observe it obtained.

— Moscow has banned all public occasions bigger than 50 folks from now till April 10, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned in a brand new decree. Older residents are additionally suggested to remain at residence.

— From March 21 to April 12, all faculties and universities will likely be closed, Sobyanin mentioned. 

— An Irish citizen has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus an infection within the metropolis of Murmansk in Russia’s Arctic after taking part in a chess match.

— Folks coming into Russia from the US, Britain, the European Union, Ukraine, Belarus and all different non-EU nations in Europe — in addition to those that dwell with them — will now be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

— Beginning {today}, coronavirus exams will likely be accessible free of charge in St. Petersburg, metropolis well being {officials} mentioned.

— President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a particular working group throughout the State Council to combat the unfold of the coronavirus. Putin put Sobyanin answerable for the brand new group, which can even embody authorities {officials}.

— Russia‘s Science and Greater Training Ministry advisable that greater instructional establishments change to distance studying from Monday.

— Russia has closed its border with neighboring Belarus as a “proactive step” to halt the coronavirus’ unfold, the state-run TASS information company quoted Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as saying.

— A Russian affected person has escaped from coronavirus quarantine close to Moscow, the hospital’s head doctor mentioned Monday. The girl has been detained and returned to the hospital after police discovered her at her residence.

March 15

— Russia registered 4 extra circumstances of coronavirus, Interfax reported, bringing the whole variety of infections to 63.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin denied that the authorities are downplaying the numbers of coronavirus sufferers within the capital.

— The Russian safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor confirmed the primary neighborhood transmission of the coronavirus in Russia, RBC reported, however this info was later faraway from Rospotrebnadzor’s assertion.

— Rospotrebnadzor additionally mentioned it ran simply over 104,000 coronavirus exams for the reason that begin of the outbreak whereas 14,742 individuals are at the moment being monitored for coronavirus.

 — A Russian Orthodox Church spokesperson mentioned it is not going to be closing church buildings or canceling spiritual proceedings. 

— Russian Railways introduced it might cease worldwide passenger trains from Moscow to Berlin and Paris. Earlier it was introduced that practice connections to and from Ukraine, Moldova and Latvia will likely be suspended.

March 14

— Russia has confirmed 14 new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing the whole to 59, the state-run RIA information company reported. 9 of the brand new circumstances are in Moscow, one within the Moscow area, one in St. Petersburg, two in Kemerovo and one in Kaliningrad.

— Moscow’s chief sanitary physician Elena Andreeva signed a decree on new measures to fight coronavirus, together with obligatory hospitalization of sufferers with atypical course of flu and banning guests in hospitals, orphanages and boarding faculties.

— Russia will shut its land borders with Poland and Norway to foreigners in a bid to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin mentioned.

March 13

— Russia confirmed 11 new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing the whole to 45, the RBC information web site reported, citing the nation’s coronavirus disaster middle.

— Russia is limiting flights with Europe from Monday to stop the unfold of the coronavirus.

— Distinguished Russian-Azerbaijani artist Aidan Salakhova says she has been quarantined in a hospital after coming back from Italy on a flight that was carrying two folks contaminated with coronavirus. All of the passengers on Salakhova’s flight have been positioned in hospital quarantine as properly.

— Two Russian vacationers in Israel have been recognized with coronavirus.

— St. Petersburg and the Leningrad area banned occasions with greater than 1,000 folks.

— The Kremlin instructed journalists who cowl President Vladimir Putin to avoid official occasions in the event that they felt unwell as a precautionary measure to guard Kremlin employees from the coronavirus.

— Polish President Andrzej Duda is not going to journey to Russia subsequent month as a result of coronavirus, lacking ceremonies marking the 10-year anniversary of a airplane crash which killed Poland’s president, central financial institution chief and navy commanders.

— Russia’s border will briefly be closed to Italian residents and foreigners touring from Italy beginning {today} as Italy continues to grapple with the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

March 12

— Russia has confirmed six new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing the whole variety of circumstances to 34, Interfax reported, citing the nation’s coronavirus disaster middle. 4 of the brand new circumstances are in Moscow, one in Krasnodar and one in Kaliningrad.

— The Moscow area’s governor has introduced a “excessive alert” standing for the area as a result of coronavirus, banning all massive occasions over 5,000 folks and inspiring corporations to permit their staff to telecommute. The remote-working measures don’t apply to town of Moscow, residence to 12 million folks.

— A joint Russian-European mission to Mars has been postponed for 2 years, the Russian and European area businesses mentioned Thursday, citing the coronavirus and technical points.

— A spiritual procession in central Russia aimed at combating the coronavirus has been canceled as a result of risk of the virus itself.

— About 100 Chinese language college students in Moscow will likely be deported from Russia as a result of they violated their self-quarantine orders, the Kommersant enterprise each day reported.

— State Duma lawmaker Sergei Katasonov didn’t self-quarantine after coming back from France and was current at work for a number of days earlier than his colleagues instructed him to go residence, libertarian get together chief Vladimir Zhirinovsky has mentioned. Zhirinovsky, who leads the get together Katasonov belongs to, proposed stripping him of his parliamentary powers as punishment.

March 11

— The World Well being Group declared that the coronavirus is a pandemic because the variety of circumstances worldwide surpassed 112,000 in 114 totally different nations.

— Russia will droop most flights to and from Italy, Germany, France and Spain over the coronavirus outbreak ranging from Friday, Russia’s coronavirus disaster middle mentioned in an announcement. Russia can even cease issuing vacationer visas to Italian residents, the middle mentioned.

— The variety of confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Russia rose to 28 from 20. All of the folks examined constructive within the final day had beforehand traveled to Italy, based on the coronavirus disaster middle’s assertion.

— Moscow has banned massive occasions of greater than 5,000 folks till April 10 in a transfer to stop the unfold of the virus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned in a decree. Critics accused town of utilizing the well being disaster as an excuse to stop folks from protesting President Vladimir Putin’s constitutional reforms that might enable him to remain in energy previous his time period restrict.

— Thailand has suspended visas on arrival for residents of 18 nations together with Russia in an effort to stop the unfold of coronavirus.

— State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy is isolating himself in self-quarantine after returning to Moscow from Paris, he wrote on Fb, including that he’s “utterly wholesome” and can earn a living from home.

— Russia’s Protection Ministry has canceled the Moscow Worldwide Safety Convention as a result of risk of coronavirus. The protection and worldwide affairs convention, which might have been attended by greater than 1,000 delegates from 115 nations, had been scheduled for April 22-23.

March 10

— Russia‘s shopper security watchdog advisable that folks keep away from public transport, purchasing malls and different public locations at rush hour as a precaution towards the coronavirus, the state-run RIA information company reported. 

March 9

— One other three folks in Moscow have been recognized with coronavirus in a single day, the RBC information web site reported, citing a report from metropolis {officials} it obtained. The three people had just lately visited Italy. 

March 8

— Moscow metropolis authorities threatened jail phrases of as much as 5 years for folks failing to self-isolate of their houses for 2 weeks after visiting nations hit onerous by the coronavirus outbreak.

March 7

— Russia confirmed 4 new circumstances of coronavirus, taking the whole quantity to 17 — three of whom have since recovered. 

March 6

— Russia has reported six new circumstances of coronavirus up to now 24 hours, together with 5 in Moscow and one in Nizhny Novgorod 400 kilometers east of the capital. All six circumstances have been contracted in Italy, one among a number of virus hubs outdoors China, the authorities mentioned.

— Russian {officials} have performed greater than 51,000 exams for the coronavirus nationwide, the patron safety watchdog mentioned.

— Seven Russian passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who have been positioned in a two-week quarantine in Russia’s Far East have been discharged. Two different quarantined sufferers are awaiting check outcomes.

— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin introduced a “excessive alert regime,” ordering self-isolation for Russians coming back from China, South Korea, Iran, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

March 5

—Russia canceled its flagship annual St Petersburg Worldwide Financial Discussion board this yr as a precaution towards coronavirus. The discussion board, normally chaired by President Vladimir Putin, was on account of be held in St. Petersburg on June 3-6.

— Russia‘s state service Aeroflot mentioned it might droop its flights to and from Hong Kong amid fears over coronavirus.

— Moscow authorities have drafted an emergency plan that envisions a close to shutdown of the Russian capital in case of a coronavirus outbreak.

— {Officials} confirmed a seventh coronavirus an infection within the nation. The affected person is an Italian citizen who had arrived to Russia on Feb. 29, requested for medical assistance on March 2 and examined constructive for the virus. He’s being handled at an undisclosed hospital.

— Russian companies have began to cancel international enterprise journeys and participation in worldwide conferences after a suggestion from the Well being Ministry to limit international journey.

— College students at a college dormitory in St. Petersburg have been positioned underneath quarantine and prohibited from leaving the constructing after the hospitalization of an Italian trade scholar who had been dwelling there. The variety of sufferers within the metropolis which can be being monitored for coronavirus signs has practically doubled to 44 folks.

March 4

— Two Russian residents have been recognized with the coronavirus within the United Arab Emirates, the nation’s well being ministry mentioned

— Russia has briefly banned the export of medical masks, gloves, bandages and protecting fits.

— President Vladimir Putin mentioned that faux information reviews about coronavirus have been being despatched to Russia from overseas to unfold panic. He urged the federal government to make sure that residents have been accurately knowledgeable concerning the scenario in Russia.

— Russian gasoline large Gazprom has suspended international journeys for its employees as a result of coronavirus outbreak, an organization spokesman mentioned. 

March 3

— The Moscow metro has begun random checks of passengers’ temperatures at station entrances, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned

March 2

— A Russian nationwide who was quarantined in a Moscow hospital after just lately coming back from northern Italy, a hub for the coronavirus outbreak, has the coronavirus. The person, 29-year-old Moscow resident David Berov, is the primary recognized Russian nationwide to check constructive for coronavirus whereas within the nation.

— The influence of coronavirus on the Russian economic system will likely be deeper than initially anticipated, Financial Improvement Minister Maxim Reshetnikov mentioned. The ruble’s depreciation and inventory market decline have gained momentum since mid-February as a result of fast-spreading coronavirus and issues about its financial influence, which despatched oil costs crashing.

— Faculties throughout Moscow have canceled swimming courses and large-scale occasions to stop the unfold of the flu and respiratory infections, town’s training {officials} mentioned in a Feb. 28 letter cited by Interfax.

Feb. 28

— Moscow authorities are deporting 88 international nationals who violated quarantine measures imposed on them as a precaution towards coronavirus, the state-run RIA information company cited Moscow’s deputy mayor as saying.

— A Russian citizen has examined constructive with coronavirus in Azerbaijan after arriving there from Iran, Interfax reported. It marks the fourth case of coronavirus amongst Russian residents and the primary an infection in Azerbaijan.

— The Russian authorities briefly barred Iranian residents from coming into Russia and mentioned it might additionally prohibit the entry of South Korean residents from March 1 as a precaution towards the unfold of coronavirus, decrees revealed on-line confirmed.

— The federal government additionally mentioned it might not enable in any international residents touring from Iran or South Korea, and ordered the Overseas Ministry to droop the difficulty of visas to Iranian residents.

Feb. 27

— Russia will droop its practice service from Moscow to the southern French metropolis of Good beginning March 4, the state-run TASS information company reported, citing the Transport Ministry. The ministry mentioned the practice hyperlink could be suspended till additional discover as a part of wider measures aimed toward stopping the unfold of the coronavirus in Russia.

— Moscow authorities have recognized 88 individuals who violated town’s self-isolation orders after coming back from China, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned. The Russian capital deployed its facial recognition community to implement the quarantine.

— Russia has developed 5 prototypes for a coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova mentioned.

— Russia’s Federal Tourism Company advisable nationwide tour operators droop excursions to Italy, South Korea and Iran till the outbreaks of coronavirus there are introduced underneath management.

Feb. 26

— Moscow will droop flights between Russia and South Korea from March 1 over coronavirus fears, besides these operated by Aeroflot and Aurora, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova mentioned.

— Golikova mentioned Russia would additionally cease issuing visas to some Iranian residents from Feb. 28 and was advising Russians towards touring to Italy.

— Different restrictions associated to the outbreak which have been beforehand introduced will likely be prolonged by one month to April 1, Golikova mentioned.

— The Chinese language Embassy in Russia has requested Moscow authorities to cease the profiling of Chinese language nationals on town’s public transport. In keeping with Novaya Gazeta, the embassy’s letter mentioned that Moscow police and subway employees had begun questioning passengers believed to be Chinese language to test for indicators of coronavirus, one thing that is not being executed wherever else on the planet.

Feb. 21

— Round 2,500 folks arriving from China have been ordered positioned underneath quarantine for the coronavirus and monitored by the Russian capital’s facial-recognition know-how, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned.

Feb. 20

— Finance Minister Anton Siluanov instructed the RBC information web site that the coronavirus had brought about a drop in Chinese language commerce with Russia of 1 billion rubles ($15.68 million) a day.

— Two Russian residents from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship have been recognized with the brand new coronavirus, bringing the whole variety of contaminated Russian nationals to 3.

— Russia’s ban on the entry of Chinese language residents to its territory has gone into impact. The non permanent suspension will likely be for Chinese language residents coming into Russia for employment, personal, instructional and vacationer functions.

Feb. 19

— The 144 Russians evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China have left a quarantine space in Siberia’s Tyumen area following a 14-day quarantine.

Feb. 12

— Russia discharged a Chinese language nationwide from the hospital within the Siberian metropolis of Chita after he recovered from coronavirus an infection, the second of Russia’s first two confirmed circumstances of coronavirus to get better.

Feb. 10

— The coronavirus outbreak could delay Russia’s supply of S-400 air protection programs to China, the state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport mentioned.

Feb. 9

— Authorities within the Chelyabinsk area 1,500 kilometers east of Moscow walked again plans to arrange a quarantine middle after native residents shaped a human protect to stop entry to Chinese language nationals.

Feb. 6

— The Kremlin has began checking the physique temperatures of people attending occasions with President Vladimir Putin as a “precautionary measure,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned.

Feb. 3

— Russia will briefly prohibit the entry of foreigners arriving from China, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova mentioned. She mentioned the restrictions wouldn’t apply to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

— Russia’s second-largest meals retailer Magnit mentioned it’s suspending fruit and vegetable imports from China as a result of unfold of the coronavirus and logistical issues.

Feb. 2

— State-run Russian Railways mentioned it might halt passenger trains to China, together with the Beijing-Moscow route, till additional discover.

Jan. 31

— Along with observing private hygiene, the patron safety watchdog suggested towards free hair, in addition to kissing and hugging in public.

— Russian state lender VTB mentioned it has briefly suspended all enterprise journeys by its staff to China and a number of other different Asian nations.

Reuters and AFP contributed reporting to this text.





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