Russian regions in Far East close border with China

Russian regions in Far East close border with China amid coronavirus fears - TASS

In this picture taken on January 27, 2020 police officers wearing protective facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, secure an area at the Beijing railway station

Three regions in Russia's Far East have closed their borders with China until Feb. 7 amid fears over the outbreak of coronavirus in China, the TASS news agency cited the governor of Khabarovsk region as saying on Tuesday.

The closures affect border crossings in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Khabarovsk and Amur regions, TASS said.