Rospotrebnadzor outlines measures to prevent spread of coronavirus

Rospotrebnadzor outlines measures to prevent spread of coronavirus

Russia’s consumer watchdog has developed a package of measures aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

"On January 24, 2020, the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare developed an ordinance by the Russian chief health officer ‘On measures to prevent the 2019-nCoV coronavirus infection’," the statement reads, adding that the document had been drawn up at the government’s instruction. 

"The ordinance contains major steps aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus in Russia," TASS cited the watchdog as saying.

According to recent data, over 2,700 cases of patients infected with the virus and 80 deaths have been confirmed in China. Coronavirus cases have also been reported in Australia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States. 

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