Coronavirus: Moscow mayor limits gatherings, to close schools

Employees wearing protective face masks clean and disinfect a subway train, as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Moscow, Russia, on March 16, 2020. (Reuters)

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Monday announced new measures in the Russian capital to contain the spread of the coronavirus, including prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, and closing schools and universities from March 21.

Russia has confirmed 93 cases of the virus, but no deaths, according to official figures.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05