January 31, 2020 / 12:56 PM / a month ago

Factbox: Russia reports first two cases of coronavirus - deputy PM

A man is pictured wearing medical mask in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported its first two cases of coronavirus on Friday and said the infected people were Chinese citizens who had been isolated, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told reporters.

Golikova said all direct flights to China from Russia would be halted from 2100 GMT on Friday, with the exception of national airline Aeroflot.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova, Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Gareth Jones

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