Russia will deport 88 foreigners for allegedly violating quarantine measures put in place as a precaution against the coronavirus.

The foreign nationals were caught during raids carried out by Moscow police in order to implement the measures for preventing the infiltration of the deadly virus, Anastasia Rakova, Moscow’s deputy mayor announced on Friday.

Rakova added that no case of coronavirus has been detected in Moscow yet.

The death toll in China, where the virus originated, is nearly 2,800 and the country has almost 79,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Outside mainland China, the virus has spread to more than 45 countries,

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