HOW RUSSIA IS PREPARING FOR A POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Passengers in face masks fill in special forms and have their temperature measured upon arrival at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. As the airport tightens health security measures due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, employees are checking passengers arriving from China, Italy, South Korea and Iran. Press Office of the Moscow Health Ministry/TASS via ZUMA Press)

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Moscow authorities have declared “high alert” following first confirmed cases of coronavirus in Russia’s capital.

Here are the steps Russia is taking:

  • Self-quarantine for travelers: A decree posted on mayor’s official website yesterday said that Russians who return from China, South Korea, Iran, France, Germany, Italy and Spain and other states “with an unfavorable coronavirus situation” should self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Checks at work:Companies must check their employees’ temperatures and facilitate sick leave if common cold symptoms are found, the decree said.
  • Cleaning public transit hubs:The city is also working to prevent the virus from spreading in the metro, which transports around 8 million people daily. Authorities said all 269 metro stations are being disinfected daily, with staffers cleaning door knobs, handrails of stairs and escalators, buttons on the elevators and ticket vending machines.
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The measures could become stricter as the city confirms more cases. Several Russian outlets reported that Moscow authorities have drafted a plan of action in case of a massive outbreak, which involves a curfew and a lockdown.

Ibekwe Cynthiahttp://evergreennewsonline.com
Ibekwe Cynthia .C. is a certified senior reporter/graphic designer/Advert executive at Evergreennewsonline.

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