March 11, 2020 / 8:07 AM / 23 days ago

Moldova closes schools, universities to prevent virus spread

CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldova closed all its kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities for two weeks from Wednesday in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, state health officials said.

A day earlier, it banned all foreigners from flying in from areas affected by the virus.

Moldova and reported three cases of coronavirus so far, but no deaths.

Reporting by Alexandar Tanas, writing by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Andrew Heavens

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