March 23, 2020, 1:25 AM

With an intention to curb the spread of COVID-19, the center on Sunday has decided to suspend all interstate bus services in the country till March 31. Earlier in the day, passenger trains were also suspended till March 31.

A press released from the center read, “In view of the need to contain the spread of COVID 19, it was agreed that there is urgent need to extend the restrictions on the movement of non-essential passenger transport including inter-state transport buses till 31st March 2020.”

Also read: Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

The center also informed through the press release that the state governments have been advised to issue appropriate orders to allow only essential services to operate in 75 districts where the confirmed cases for Coronavirus have been reported.

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