Belarus cancels last trains to Moscow and St. Petersburg
The Belarusian Railway has temporarily canceled train connections to Moscow and St. Petersburg from April 5 due to the closure of the Russian border due to the situation with the coronavirus.
Since March 30, the Russian government has limited traffic through road, rail, pedestrian, river and mixed border crossings of the Russian border, as well as through the land on the border with Belarus. However, earlier Minsk decided to maintain the running of its two passenger trains to Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Russia confirmed 658 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 5,389. Forty-five people have been killed by the virus.
Experts warn that Russia's testing capacity is hampered by bureaucracy, while officials warn that the real number of cases is likely much higher.
Most of Russia's cases are in Moscow. Since March 30, all of Moscow's 12 million residents have been ordered to stay in their homes with few exceptions.
Worldwide, the virus has infected over 1 million people.