The Prime Minister of Russia announced the postponement of the international investment forum in Sochi.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Monday that Russia will deport foreign citizens who have been diagnosed with a coronavirus from China. According to news agencies, the head of the Russian government said this at a meeting with cabinet members.
According to Mikhail Mishustin, the recently signed national plan to prevent the “importation and spread” of this infection in Russia “will allow the deportation of foreign citizens if they have such a disease, and introduce special restrictive measures, including isolation and quarantine”.
The virus from China, according to the Russian Prime Minister, has been added to the Russian list of especially dangerous diseases. Mishustin announced that the country has an operational headquarters to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and the situation is under control.
Earlier, Russia restricted the entry of Chinese citizens into its territory and imposed a temporary ban on the issuance of group tourist and work visas. On Monday, it became known that a case of pneumonia as a result of coronavirus infection was detected in the Chinese county of Sunu, bordering the Russian Amur Region.
Also, Mikhail Mishustin announced the postponement of the investment forum in Sochi, responding to the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who proposed to cancel the forum “taking into account the situation and the information that comes from China.” The forum was scheduled for February 12-14, new dates for the event have not yet been determined.