Russia closes borders to slow coronavirus spread

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Russia is fully closing its borders from Monday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
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Russia closes borders to slow coronavirus spread
AFP

A municipal worker disinfects an embankment fence in Moscow on March 28, 2020 in front of the building of the Moscow State University, as the city attempts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Russia is fully closing its borders from Monday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.

Russia will "temporarily restrict traffic" across national borders to prevent new cases, said a decree published on the government website, which listed exceptions including diplomats.

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