The DPRK closed the railway communication with Russia because of the coronavirus

Photos: Moscow 24/Igor Ivanko

the DPRK Authorities have decided to close passenger railway communication with Russia Monday, 3 February.

As TASS was told at the ticket office in Pyongyang, this is done as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus. Thus stopped the movement of trains on a route Pyongyang – Moscow and Pyongyang – Khabarovsk.

it is Noted that the following currently, cars from Moscow to the station of Tumen to the DPRK will not be able to cross the border. Restrictions are imposed for an indefinite period. The resumption of the reports will depend on the development of the situation with the epidemic in China.

prior To the adoption of quarantine measures between countries twice a month cruised the car from Pyongyang to Moscow, once a month in Khabarovsk, and four times two carriages from Moscow to Tumen. The DPRK authorities also suspended railway communication with China.

the Company “Russian Railways” (RZD) has also suspended passenger service with China February 3. In this regard, the train Beijing – Moscow on Monday morning, crossed the state border of Russia without passengers.

Russia temporarily suspends passenger service with China

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced the government decision to close all flights of the airlines in China, except for flights of “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Four Chinese airlines will continue flights to Moscow.

a New mode of air transport with China introduced from 1 February. In addition, the Sheremetyevo airport, moved all flight with departure or arrival from China at the terminal F. thus the mail and freight from China to stop is not planned.

the restrictions on air traffic between Russia and China and the evacuation of Russians from Wuhan will not affect the planned export of Russian citizens from the Chinese island of Hainan. According to the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze, the only limits are regular flights from continentalprofessional China.

the First cases became known in the end of December 2019. Focus of infection called the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. The who declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus emergency situation of international importance. According to the latest figures, killed 361 people, while the number of infected exceeded 17 thousand.

the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation has developed a checklist with information about what you need to know about the coronavirus.

Photos: the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation

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