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A Chinese woman who was traveling by rail from Kyiv to Moscow was taken off the train after crossing into Russia as authorities suspected she had contracted a novel coronavirus.

The woman had a fever, Russia's Interfax wrote on February 21.

She was taken to the infectious diseases hospital in the Russian city of Bryansk, said head of the local department of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing Lyudmila Trapeznikova.

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According to the official, all passengers that had been traveling in the same rail car were also put in quarantine at the Bryansk city hospital.

A detailed report of the incident is yet to be published.

As UNIAN reported, the number of patients who have been successfully cured of the novel coronavirus grew to 18,515 as of the morning of February 21.