Almost million tourists won’t see Crimea during this spring

02.04.2020, Simferopol.

The Republic of Crimea will be missing more than 900 thousand tourists in April and May as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, said the head of the Resorts and Tourism Ministry Vadim Volchenko. The note is posted on the official website of the regional government on April 2.

According to Volchenko, as a result of restrictive measures taken in Crimea hotels will be closed until June 1, 2020. He added that by April 6, the flow of tourists to the region will get drained, even though they have planned their vacation for this time and some has already come.

Of these, only those who pass or finish treatment in sanatoriums will remain. However, according to the Ministry, these remaining tourists cover only 3 to 5 per cent of the capacity that have local health centers.

Nevertheless, the self-isolation regime applies even to the remaining tourists. All sanatoriums and hotels are being constantly disinfected. It is forbidden to go beyond their borders except for emergency reasons.

According to the decree of the Crimean Republic head Sergey Aksenov, the self-isolation regime will be in force in the region from April 3 to April 6, 2020. For people older than 65 years, it will last at least until April 14.

As of April 1, 21 people were found in the Republic of Crimea, infected with coronavirus. Five cases of infection were recorded in Sevastopol.

Background

On January 31, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced two cases of coronavirus in Russia. Outbreaks were recorded in Transbaikalia and the Tyumen region. Chinese citizens were found to be infected.

The actions are being undertaken in the whole country to take disease under control. The Federal Biomedical Agency (FBMA) of Russia has established a coordination centre to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV).

Evacuation of Russian citizens from China is organized. All those arriving from China are tested for coronavirus. International flights to and from China are operated only through Sheremetyevo-II international airport. There is a separate terminal for passengers there.

It is reported that restrictions on the entry of tourists from China have put the tourism business on Baikal on the verge of bankruptcy, as Chinese citizens account for 60% of the total tourist flow to Lake Baikal.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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