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Coronavirus left thousands of drivers unemployed in Primorye

Coronavirus left thousands of drivers unemployed in Primorye
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Representatives of the union of workers in motor vehicles and road facilities in Primorye intend to seek help from the federal government. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, borders with China were closed and more than two thousand drivers were left without work.

According to the press service of the FPPK, trade unions are asking to subsidize shortfalls in income due to the closure of international passenger traffic due to an outbreak of coronavirus. Since January 24, employees have been on forced leave without maintenance and it is not known when they will be able to start work. About 400 cars are idle in the industry; there is no other job for them now.

In addition to the drivers, the service staff is in idle time. Entrepreneurs themselves suffer losses. For example, one of the companies purchased new buses on credit, which implies a strict payment schedule, however, due to the stopping of transportation, the company does not receive income. Moreover, a similar situation is developing not only in the Primorsky Territory, but also in other regions of the Far East that border China.

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