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In Russia, COVID-19 Border Closures Risk Cutting Off Its Public Works

Sim Tack
Global Analyst , Stratfor
Mar 19, 2020 | 19:21 GMT
The Goptivka checkpoint, near Kharkiv on the Ukrainian-Russian border, on March 16, 2020.

The Goptivka checkpoint, near Kharkiv on the Ukrainian-Russian border, on March 16, 2020.

(SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images)

As Russia starts to see its number of COVID-19 patients rise, it has started to impose more stringent measures to contain the virus and limit the fallout. As elsewhere, some measures to slow down the disease will have major economic impacts. Russia closed its border to foreigners on March 18,...

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