Donetsk, Mar 27 – DAN.  DPR has temporary limited travels to Russia due to the COVID-19 threat, DPR Head Denis Pushilin said.

"Exit travels to Russia are limited with the exception made for urgent, special cases. We highly recommend to avoid travelling without urgent need," he announced.

"If COVID-19 cases are revealed in the Republic we will have to announce national emergency as we value health and lives of our citizens above all," Pushilin added.

DPR has been on high alert since March 14. Border control authorities have introduced 24/7 shifts of experts who monitor travelers for COVID-19 symptoms.

Travelers returning from most affected countries (Ukraine, China, Spain, Italy, Iran, Korea, France and Germany) are required to self-isolate at their homes for 14 days. *ot