Pakistan Railways has announced the closure of all passenger trains across the country till March 31 in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.

According to a notification released by Ministry of Railways, the train service will remain suspended from 12:00 am (Wednesday) till March 31.

The railway authorities has said that those who booked their advance tickets from the reservation counters should contact the ministry for refund.

Operations of freight trains would not be curtailed, reads the notification.

Pakistan Railways earlier announced to reduce operations due to coronavirus pandemic and suspended 40 passengers trains for up and down tracks from March 25.