Russia grounds international flights, Moscow to close all shops

A passenger wearing a face mask walks upon arrival to Terminal D at the Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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The Russian government has ordered the civil aviation authority to suspend all regular and charter flights to and from Russia from March 27, the government said on its website.

Russian airlines will still be allowed to fly to other countries to bring Russian citizens back or if they are authorised by special government decisions.

Russia has reported 658 Covid-19 cases and three deaths.

Moscow will close all shops except for pharmacies and grocery stores, the city’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin has said, according to Reuters.

This measure, which also includes the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars, will last from 28 March 28 until 5 April, Sobyanin said in a statement.


Via Reuters

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