søndag 17. april 2022

China Railway Cuts Daily Schedules by 70% Amid COVID-19 Surge

China’s railway operator has slashed its daily schedules by over 70% to prevent possible transmission of the coronavirus as several cities scramble to contain outbreaks, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. China Railway said it has suspended or greatly reduced the number of trains departing from areas currently experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the report. Currently, there are only 3,000 daily train journeys nationwide.

The Beijing-Shanghai line — the busiest high-speed railway service in China — had only one train to and from both the cities Tuesday, compared with more than 30 journeys per day in early March. Shanghai is currently locked down amidst its worst COVID-19 outbreak and has reported another daily record of more than 26,000 cases for Tuesday.