Due to the sharp increase in the incidence of Covid-19 coronavirus in Italy, South Korea and Iran, Rospotrebnadzor does not recommend fellow citizens traveling to these countries until the situation with the spread of this infection stabilizes there.
The service referred to a warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) about the risk of contracting infections when visiting these countries.
According to Rospotrebnadzor data provided in the report, 977 cases of Covid-19 have been registered in Korea, and 11 cases have died. In Iran, 95 people fell ill, 15 of them died. In Italy, seven deaths were recorded for 283 cases of infection.
The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing official data, that as of Wednesday morning, the number of coronavirus infections in the country was 1146, and 169 new cases were detected over the past day. The Korean center for disease control (KCDC) announced 12 deaths.
The Italian agency Ansa reported 11 deaths and 322 confirmed cases of infection, including three on the island of Sicily.
Rospotrebnadzor recommended abstaining from traveling to China on January 24. Such an announcement gives tourists the right to seek a refund of money paid for canceled tours.
According to the latest data from the Chinese TV channel CGTN, there were 78,190 cases of coronavirus infection in China on Wednesday morning, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. 2718 patients died and 29,775 recovered. Outside of China, the channel reported more than 2,800 cases of infection and 45 deaths.