|A worker disinfects a carriage on the Reunification route connecting Hà Nội and HCM City. — Photo thanhnien.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The railway sector has decided to suspend tickets from Hà Nội and HCM City to Quảng Nam Province, according to the Hà Nội Railway Transport Joint Stock Company.
The decision was made in response to a request from Quảng Nam authorities.
On Monday, provincial leaders sent a document to the Ministry of Transport (MoT) asking for trains from Hà Nội and HCM City to the province to be cancelled to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
People who had bought tickets to Tam Kỳ Station (Quảng Nam Province) before Thursday or taken a train from Tam Kỳ Station to other localities would not affected by the suspension, the company said.
In accordance with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Directive No 16 on social distancing throughout Việt Nam for 15 days, the operations of all trans-provincial passenger trains have been halted.
The Reunification route connecting Hà Nội and HCM City continues to operate with two trips per day. — VNS