Baku Metro to suspend service over coronavirus 

  31 March 2020    Read: 1609
Baku Metro to suspend service over coronavirus 

From 22:00 on March 31,the Baku Metro will suspend its service untill April 20 due to the coronavirus threat, the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers told 

The medical and preventive measures are being taken to prevent the wide spread of coronavirus in Azerbaijan. Despite these measures, the infection is rapidly spreading throughout the country, the headquarters said. 

Currently, the metro as an enclosed space creates the conditions for the spread of the virus due to the lack of natural ventilation and despite carrying out appropriate disinfection and other preventive measures in the public transport.

Non-observance of the distance and the requirements of the quarantine regime by the passengers is also observed.

Passengers will be transported by express and ordinary buses in Baku, said the headquarters.

Intervals between buses will be regulated depending on the passenger flow.

The additional buses also operate along the express lines to avoid any intensive passenger traffic.

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