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News ID: 45396
Publish Date: 10:43 - 09 March 2020
Tehran 09 March_In Moscow, there is now a ‘high alert regime’ and authorities have imposed extra measures to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus; meanwhile, the battle against COVID-19 goes on in other parts of the globe.

Moscow goes ‘high alert’, will jail people ignoring coronavirus self-isolation rulesTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The Moscow City Hall announced the alert on Sunday.

There could be prison terms of up to five years for people failing to self-isolate in their homes for two weeks after returning from the countries hardest hit by the virus.

Those who return from China, South Korea, Iran, France, Germany, Italy and Spain and other states showing possible “unfavorable” signs of coronavirus should self-isolate themselves at home for 14 days, the announcement said.

The self-isolation will be checked through the use of closed circuit TV cameras.

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak in China in December, it has infected more than 100,000 people globally and killed more than 3,400 and spread across more than 90 nations. The majority of cases and deaths remain in mainland China.

Russia has reported 15 cases of coronavirus infections so far.

Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf states report more COVID-19 cases

Several Persian Gulf Arab states have recorded new cases of the virus. Saudi Arabia has detected four more infections, updating the toll to 11.

The Saudi Health Ministry said on Sunday that the newly diagnosed individuals, three of whom are women, had interacted with another case but did not disclose that fact to the authorities.

On Saturday, the Saudi government restricted land crossings with the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Bahrain to commercial trucks only and said passenger arrivals will be limited to three Saudi airports.

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