Russia has suspended passenger train service with China, starting 3 February, over over the outbreak of a new Wuhan coronavirus in the eastern Asian nation, state company Russian Railways said on Sunday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
Note that on 31 January, Russian Railways restricted passenger railway service with China, leaving only direct trains between Moscow and Beijing.
Now, all trains to and from China are canceled. The decision takes effect at midnight Moscow time on 3 February (21:00 GMT 2 February).
On 31 January, two first cases of the new Wuhan coronavirus were confirmed in Russia, in the Zabaikalsky territory and in the Tyumen region.
On 1 February, Russia’s S7 Airlines said it had canceled all flights from Russia to China starting from 1 February and all those from China to Russia starting from Sunday 2 February over the outbreak.