Russian tour operators from 27 January suspended the sale of tours to China because of the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in connection with the spread of a previously unknown coronavirus. This was announced by adviser to the head of the Federal tourism Agency Dmitry Gorin.
At the same time to urgently evacuate already in China Russian tourists it is not. Their removal will be carried out as planned, he said. According to the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR), in China there are about 7 thousand of Russian tourists.
According to the Embassy of Russia in China, in Hubei province, including its administrative center of Wuhan, where the quarantine is declared, are 140 the Russians. 75 of them are students. According to the representative of the Russian Embassy, “Interfax”, is now discussing the possibility of departure of the Russians from the closed by the Chinese authorities of Wuhan.
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French tour operators have suspended trips to China until 21 February due to the outbreak of pneumonia caused it is reported by Le Figaro. The health Ministry of France announced the forthcoming removal of the French from China, reports Euronews.
precautions in connection with the spread of the new virus from China were adopted in other countries. Mongolia has temporarily closed the universities and schools, and urged citizens to cancel all mass meetings. Armenia banned the import of Chinese animal products.
In China because of the threat of the spread of a new type of coronavirus indefinitely extended the holidays in schools and universities. Officially the weekend on the occasion of the new year according to the lunar calendar ends on 2 February.
on January 26, prohibited the trade in wild animals and all cattle farm has been quarantined. Amusement parks Disneyland in Shanghai and Hong Kong have suspended work. In Beijing and other cities banned the mass event. In 18 cities of the province of Hanbei where they live, 56 million people are under quarantine.
the Number of deaths from pneumonia, callbath a novel coronavirus in China exceeded 80. Just the country they were infected about three thousand people. Doctors examined nearly six thousand patients with suspected pneumonia caused by this virus. Experts of the Center for control and prevention of diseases of China found that the source of infection are wild animals, which are sold in the city market of Wuhan. The virus is transmitted from person to person. They can be transmitted during the incubation period, which lasts up to 14 days.
Cases of infection are confirmed in more than ten countries, but died of pneumonia only cases in China. In Russia is not yet a single confirmed case of infection no.