The WHO’s representative in Russia, Melita Vujnovic, said the country was “one step ahead” of other countries in its battle against COVID-19.
because this is not just one measure, but a whole set of measures, which is being expanded,” Vujnovic said at a press conference.
Russia announced back on January 31st that it was closing most of its 4,200-kilometer border with China and banning Chinese citizens from entering the country.
This occurred during the same time period when western nations and the WHO insisted that they wouldn’t stop the international flow of people despite the threat of a pandemic.
Although Moscow has ordered nightclubs and cinemas to be closed, bars and restaurants remain open and people are allowed to travel freely.
Singapore, which despite its proximity to China has recorded only 2 coronavirus deaths, also closed its border back in January.
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