Russia warns against travel to Italy, Iran, SKorea over virus

  • Wednesday 26, February 2020 11:35 AM
  • Russia warns against travel to Italy, Iran, SKorea over virus
Sharjah 24 – AFP: Russia on Wednesday warned against travel to Italy, South Korea and Iran so as to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Noting the spike in cases in the three countries, consumer safety regulator Rospotrebnadzor urged Russians to avoid travel there "until the epidemiological situation stabilised".

More than 1,100 people have been infected in South Korea -- the hardest-hit area outside of China -- and 11 people died.

Iran has emerged as another hotspot, with 15 deaths out of nearly 100 reported infections. Italy has recorded 11 deaths and more than 300 coronavirus cases.

The disease has now reached dozens of countries, with Austria, Croatia and Switzerland the latest to declare cases.

The virus has killed more than 2,700 people and infected over 78,000 in China where it originated.