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Over 2000 Russians Stuck in US due to COVID-19-related Restrictions

Over 2000 Russians Stuck in US due to COVID-19-related Restrictions
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By Staff, Agencies

As the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed globally exceeded 1 million, the World Health Organization [WHO] is stressing the need for countries to shut their economies down to curb the spreading of the coronavirus, be patient, and give time for lockdowns to work.

According to the Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tracker, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has risen above 250,000 on Friday.

Relatively, Russia will start on April 4 suspending international flights for evacuating citizens from abroad to contain the coronavirus through preventing a new wave of imported cases.

According to Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov, more than 2,000 Russian citizens cannot return from the United States due to travel restrictions that were introduced to fight the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic by the WHO on 11 March. According to data updated by the organization on 3 April, the total number of those infected stands at 972,303, while the death toll is 50,322.

Johns Hopkins University argues that about 1.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 59,000 fatalities so far.