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Russia recommends suspension of travel package sales to China over virus

MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Russia's tourism watchdog said on Friday it was recommending that travel operators stop sales of packages to China due to the new coronavirus.

It recommended that Russians refrain from visiting China until the "epidemiological situation stabilises".

China is taking measures to contain the coronavirus, which has killed 26 people and infected more than 800. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Catherine Evans)