Coronavirus: Russians advised to avoid kissing, hugging, handshakes

Russians health watchdogs have been advised them to refrain greeting each other with handshakes, kisses and hugs, encouraging them to wear medical masks in crowded public places.

On Friday, January 31, Russians were also advised to tie back long hair, avoid touching door knobs and banisters in public places and to avoid close contact with people with flu symptoms.

Coronavirus: Russians advised to avoid kissing, hugging, handshakes

Russia who has imposed border restrictions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus from China have a consumer health watch dog, Rospotrebnadzor also informed Russian businesses that employ Chinese nationals to extend their holidays until further notice if the employees are already on leave in China.

Russia has also announced the closing of its land borders with China to pedestrians and vehicles, the Asian country said on Friday that the death toll from the new virus has reached 213.

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