Ukraine suspending rail, air and bus passenger traffic at noon today
Ukraine will suspend all intercity rail, air, and bus passenger services in Ukraine at noon today as part of measures to counter the spread of coronavirus across the country.
"All passenger transportation stops from 12:00 on March 18, 2020, including suburban. Some commuter trains will take shortened routes to be completed at noon. Please listen carefully to the announcements and read notices at stations," Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii wrote on Telegram.
The full list of canceled trains can be found on the official website of Ukrzaliznytsia.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian Government at its extraordinary meeting overnight Tuesday decided to suspend all air, rail and bus services between cities and regions of Ukraine. The subways in the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro have been closed as well.
An outbreak of a novel coronavirus was recorded late December 2019 in the most populous city of Central China, Wuhan. The World Health Organization recognized it as a global emergency, describing it as a multi-cell epidemic.
To date, 14 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ukraine, two of which are lethal.
The country has declared a nationwide quarantine, which will last until April 3.