healthcare in Russia

First Russian citizen diagnosed with coronavirus

A Russian woman, who is onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan's Yokohama, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Russian Embassy in Japan said. This is the first confirmed coronavirus case among …

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Russian coronavirus test system to be used in China

Chinese medics will begin using coronavirus test program, developed in Russia’s Primorsky Region, for Wuhan patients in the upcoming days, World Health Organization Programs Center Executive Secretary Viktor Fersht said. …

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Mishustin: we get coronavirus under control

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said today that the Russian authorities are in full control of the Wuhan coronavirus cases in the country. Mishustin noted that he had already signed a special national plan to …

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Russia suspends passenger railway service with China

Russian Railways has fully suspended passenger service with China starting February 3 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus-induced pneumonia, the company said. "In conformity with a letter by Chief State Sanitary …

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Poklonskaya calls for audit of drugstores

Owners of the pharmacy business should not abuse the situation with the new coronavirus, State Duma Deputy Natalya Poklonskaya said. According to her, it is necessary to organize a thorough audit of drugstores. …

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No shut down for Moscow schools

The Moscow Department of Education urged not to trust reports on schools shut down in the Russian capital due to a large number of sickened people, the deputy head of the Department of Education and Science of Moscow, Alexander Gavrilov said. …

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Russia closes Far East over coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an instruction to close the state border in the Far East as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. "A corresponding instruction was signed today. Work on …

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Russia receives coronavirus genome from China

China has given Russia the genome of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. According to Russia’s Consulate General in Guangzhou, the Russian and Chinese scientists have started developing the vaccine. "The Chinese …

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