Russia limits visa delivery for Iranian nationals, because of the coronavirus outbreak, country’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced on Wednesday.

Starting from Feb. 28, only humanitarian and business types of visas are allowed for the Iranian citizens, Golikova said at a news conference in Moscow.

“From Feb. 28, we introduce a ban on issuing transit visas from Iran, as well as a ban on issuing visas other than business and humanitarian ones,” she said.

On Wednesday, the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran rose to 19, the Iranian Health Ministry said.

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