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Alexey Chepa: “The restriction of air traffic with China is not an isolation of the Russian Federation, but a precaution”

Globally, the spread of coronavirus infection is a small outbreak compared with the flu, said Alexei Chepa, deputy chairman of the State Duma’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, during a speech at the Iron Curtain of the Epidemic: How does coronavirus isolate entire states?

“Raised too much hype. This is actually a small outbreak of a new viral disease against which no vaccine has yet been found. On a global scale, it’s just a small outbreak – it literally costs nothing compared to the flu, ”emphasized Aleksey Chepa.

At the same time, the decision to limit air communication with China and South Korea in connection with the epidemic of a new disease is just a precaution. As the deputy explained, the temporary suspension of issuing visas to Iranian citizens, which has become one of the foci of the disease, must be interpreted in the same way.

“I would not call it isolation of Russia, it’s just such a security measure. Today, many countries do this, our neighbors are Kazakhstan, and a number of other countries. We do not stop business communications, issue visas on business trips – we temporarily stop tourist visas, ”explained Chepa.

The deputy head of the Duma committee also recalled that the PRC authorities are taking the most serious measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

To date, major outbreaks have been reported in China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Earlier, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Igor Lebedev said that the spread of coronavirus infection calls into question the holding of the Summer Olympics and the European Football Championship.

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