Russia delays space program, urges citizens to stay at home

Russia's space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it would have to adjust its 2020 launch program because of a halt in satellite production in Europe, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, will hold several meetings to discuss the adjustments via video on Friday and Saturday, the agency said in a statement.
On Friday, Russia urged its citizens to refrain from traveling, with the exception of essential trips, asking people to stay at home in an effort to stop the spread of coronavrius, the Interfax news agency cited Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as saying.
The number of cases in Russia surpassed 1,000 on Friday, a third daily record rise in a row, and Mishustin said tough measures were needed, adding that the more stringent changes in Moscow should be extended to other regions of the country.
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