Golikova told about the evacuation of Russians from Wuhan

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Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova commented on the evacuation of Russian citizens from the Chinese Wuhan, which was the hotbed of the outbreak of coronavirus. It considered such measures on humanitarian action, RIA Novosti reported.

“the Evacuation of our citizens from Wuhan city of Hubei province is a humanitarian organisation, we are not abandoning their”, – said Golikova.

on Wednesday, two planes videoconferencing delivered to Russia 144 evacuated from the Hubei province of people, among which – 128 Russians. It was noted that among them infected with pneumonia have been identified, but for two weeks they will have to stay under observation of doctors.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister announced that evacuees of Russians and citizens of other States who wished to leave Wuhan, sent for quarantine in the Tyumen region.

About the first cases of the new type of pneumonia in China became known in the end of last year. The causative agent of the disease was 2019 coronavirus-nCoV.

today the victims of a new type of pneumonia have become 492, the number of cases exceeded 24,3 thousand people.

the who declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus emergency situation of international importance.

In order to avoid the spread of the virus in the territory of the Russian Federation government adopted the decision on closing of all flights of the airlines in China. This limitation did not affect the flights of “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It was also reported about the possibility of the termination of Charter flights. In addition, suspended passenger service with China and Russian Railways.

Almost 150 people were evacuated to Russia from China

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