Rail service between Istanbul, Turkey and Bulgaria’s capital Sofia has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) announced on Wednesday.

The Istanbul-Sofia Express normally operates daily between the two cities.

The railway authority continues to take various measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, officially known also COVID-19, the statement added.

Turkey disinfects all of its train cars – on both conventional and high-speed lines – after their daily service.

Some 23,000 daily passengers are carried on Turkish high-speed trains, 45,000 on conventional trains, 430,000 via the Marmaray – from Istanbul’s Asian side to

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