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20 January 2021, 15:52

EEC approves commendations for safe resumption of railway services

MOSCOW, 20 January (BelTA) - The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved guidelines for the safe resumption of railway services in the Eurasian Economic Union, Iya Malkina, Aide to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, told the media on 20 January, BelTA has learned.

“On 19 January 19 the EEC Board approved recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in passenger railway services. The document contains proposals to organize proper work on trains and railway stations, including organizational and preventive measures,” said Iya Malkina.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is recommended to organize temperature checks, provide employees with necessary PPE, hand sanitizers, follow the principles of social distancing and separation of passenger traffic flows. “Following the discussions the board decided to work out conditions of proper railway services for passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Iya Malkina.

She called the adoption of these recommendations the first step aimed at creating conditions for the resumption of railway services. When asked on when it is to expect the resumption of railway services between the EAEU countries, she stressed that such decisions are taken at the national level. “The Commission proposes criteria for the railway services to resume,” she added.

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