January 29, 2020 / 7:26 AM / a month ago

Russia screening all Russian tourists returning from China: watchdog

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has begun screening all Russian tourists returning from China to catch any potential cases of coronavirus, Russia’s consumer safety watchdog said on Wednesday.

The watchdog began conducting the medical checks on Tuesday, it said. Russia has not had any confirmed cases of the new virus.

Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Toby Chopra

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