TRAVEL 26 provinces in China resume inter-provincial transport services


26 provinces in China resume inter-provincial transport services


05:34, February 22, 2020


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As of February 20, 26 provinces in China have resumed inter-provincial transport services, while 30 provinces have reopened their roads, Xu Chengguang, an official with the Ministry of Transport (MOT), said at the press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council on Friday.

Statistics from the MOT show that 401 cities nationwide continue to offer normal bus services, with the operation of public transport resumed in 78 prefecture-level cities and 90 county-level cities.

Of the 41 cities in China that have metro systems, 33 including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen have kept their metros operating normally. Those that haven't resumed operation are working out specific plans.

In an effort to ensure safe and smooth transportation for migrant workers returning to work amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, related departments have offered chartered transportation. As of Thursday, a total of 159,000 migrant workers have been transported by chartered vehicles in 24 provinces across the country.

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