March 16, 2020 / 6:34 PM / 13 days ago

Russia bans entry of foreign nationals, stateless people from March 18 to May 1

MOSCOW, March 16 (Reuters) - Russia will ban the entry of foreign nationals and stateless people from March 18 to May 1 in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Monday.

The ban will not apply to diplomatic representatives, airplane crew members and some other categories of people, it said.

Russia has reported 93 cases of the virus so far. (Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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