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Coronavirus: Russia’s PM calls on citizens to stay home
Russian medical experts walk to start their shift to check passengers arriving from foreign countries at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. (File photo AP)

Russia on Friday urged its citizens to refrain from traveling, except essential trips, asking people to stay at home to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Interfax news agency cited Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as saying.


The number of cases in Russia surpassed 1,000 on Friday, a third daily record rise in a row, and Mishustin said tough measures were needed, adding that the more stringent changes. levant


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