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Russian Consulate General in New York temporarily closed due to pandemic

09:45, 12 December 2020
Russian Consulate General in New York temporarily closed due to pandemic Photo: rcgnewyork

The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York had to suspend its work due to the aggravation of the epidemiological situation in the US.


The Consulate General announced the closure on Twitter.

It is planned that the consulate will not open until the end of the year.

Visitors who previously booked an appointment within the specified time frame will be admitted on a priority basis upon resumption of work, says the message.

As of early December 12, the US had registered 15,820,714 cases of coronavirus infection. The disease had claimed 294,715 lives in the country. New York’s death toll  numbered 35,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted on Dec. 10 to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, NEWS.ru reported earlier.