Crimea residents banned from entering mainland Ukraine over coronavirus

18:50, 30 March 2020
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A temporary ban was introduced  on Monday midnight, as reported by the so-called border control of Russia's FSB on Crimea, according to RFE/RL's media project Krym/Realii.

An exception applies to citizens who travel to attend a funeral of a close relative.

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At the same time, Russian border guards say residents with Crimean registration will be able to enter the peninsula without restrictions.

Now 2,801 people are under medical supervision in Crimea, 62 people are in hospitals, 10 are being kept under observation in special medical institutions, according to the so-called "health ministry" of the peninsula.

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