China Railway offers free refunds for tickets purchased before Feb. 6 amid coronavirus outbreak

China Railway on Wednesday said it will offer free refunds for those who have purchased train tickets before February 6 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Passengers who cannot get refunds online, including those who bought their tickets using cash, will have an extension until late March.

The Lunar New Year break was extended till February 2, but many cities in China have introduced a flexible working mechanism until February 10, allowing employees to work from home.

To properly deal with traffic and mobility, the railway corporation is also adopting other measures such as capping seat occupancy on each train within 50 percent so as to ensure passengers at a distance from each other even when seated.