According to Arefiev, the situation in the resort began to worsen recently. In particular, many stores are closed, cars spray unknown disinfectant gas on the streets, and processing is also carried out in hotels.
The Russian noted that vacationers are trying to quickly return home.
In late December, Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in the densely populated city of Wuhan (Hubei Province). Experts found that the causative agent of the disease was a new type of coronavirus – 2019-nCoV, which is transmitted from person to person.
The virus has already spread outside of China; infections have been reported in South Korea, Japan, the USA, Thailand, Canada, Vietnam, Singapore, Nepal, France, Australia and Malaysia.