Posted on January 30, 2020

Russia Closes Border with China as Coronavirus Spreads

David Aaro, Fox News, January 30, 2020

Russia has closed its border with China over coronavirus fears, according to local reports.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on Thursday to close the border, which he says will be carried out immediately, according to the Moscow Times.

“We’ll inform everyone today about the border-closure measures in the Far East region and other activities taken by the Russian government [to limit the spread of the deadly virus],” he said, according to the outlet.

The Foreign Ministry said the country would also temporarily stop issuing electronic visas to Chinese nationals, according to the Moscow Times


The past 24 hours have seen 1,737 new cases and 37 people killed.