Russia: PM Mishustin says country may start deporting foreigners with coronavirus

Russia could start deporting foreigners diagnosed with the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced at a meeting with vice premiers in Moscow on Monday. The prime minister said that a national plan aimed at preventing spread of the virus has been signed, which “allows us to deport foreigners in case they are diagnosed with such a disease and put restrictions, including... Еще isolation and quarantine.” He noted that prices of coronavirus-related medicine should be kept stable in Russian pharmacies “When we are talking about such life-saving drugs we cannot allow such things as last year’s Frisium case to happen again,” he stated. Mishustin also said the upcoming Sochi Investment Forum will be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. “In this case we have to prioritise the safety and security of our citizens as well as the forum’s guests. We are expecting a high number of foreign guests,” said the prime minister. So far there have been two confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Russia. The outbreak that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). At least 362 people have been killed with more than 17,100 infected in China alone. More than 150 cases were confirmed worldwide across 25 countries, including Germany, France, the UK, Canada and the US. The Philippines announced the first death from the disease outside China.

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