March 26, 2020 / 2:11 PM / 13 days ago

Putin, Macron discuss repatriation of citizens amid coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a videoconference with G20 leaders to discuss the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the global coronavirus outbreak, agreeing to coordinate the issue of returning citizens to their home countries, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Putin and Macron, in a phone call, discussed measures introduced to counteract the spread of the infection as well as conditions for the transportation of medical equipment, the Kremlin said.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; writing by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Editing by Toby Chopra

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