Turkmenistan resumes train communication between two cities
BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 2
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan is resuming railway communication on a number of routes, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenportal information portal.
The railway traffic will be carried out on Wednesday and Thursday in the following directions: Ashgabat – Turkmenabat, Turkmenabat-Ashgabat.
The operation of trains will resume in a test mode with the condition of compliance with sanitary and hygienic requirements.
The railway service in other directions is extended until April 1.
The movement of Turkmenistan’s railway service has been suspended since July 16, 2020, in order to prevent the penetration of coronavirus into the country, as well as for the prevention of infectious diseases.
Also, earlier Turkmenistan introduced a mandatory COVID-19 absence certificate when registering for a flight.
Earlier, WHO/Europe experts worked in Turkmenistan at the request of the government, to support Turkmenistan in the aspects of preparedness and response to COVID-19.
In addition, Turkmenistan is working with UN agencies to develop a third national plan that covers the humanitarian component of the country's measures to combat COVID-19.
To date, Turkmenistan has reported no coronavirus cases.
The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.
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