Russia bans Chinese nationals from entering country

epa08178268 (FILE) - The Chinese city of Heihe is seen beyond the Amur River as a woman walks past a sculpture of a border guard with a dog at an embankment of Russian city Blagoveshchensk at the border between Russia and China in Blagoveshchensk, Russia 29 November 2017 (reissued 30 January 2020). Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on 30 January 2020 said Russia will close its borders with China amid the worsening situation on coronavirus disease that has spread to all Chinese regions and killed 170. At least 20 other countries have confirmed similar cases, amounting to almost 8,000 in total. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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Russia has decided to ban Chinese nationals from entering its territory amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The ban will be implemented from February 20.

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