ISTANBUL 

Inter-city bus ridership has plummeted 80% amid the coronavirus outbreak and authorities urging people to stay home, according to a sector group.

Due to the outbreak, all inter-city buses in Turkey are disinfected half an hour before the journey begins, Birol Ozcan, head of the Turkish Bus Federation, told Anadolu Agency.

Ozcan said all bus companies take extra care to maintain hygiene and offer disinfecting cologne to all passengers.

Amid the outbreak, all bus firms are in negotiations as to how to deal with this crisis in the next two to three months, he added.

“We started to cut

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