COVID-19: LASG points tips for public transport operators, passengers to curb unfold

The Lagos State Government on Monday issued public transport tips to operators and passengers to curb additional unfold of the coronavirus in buses, cabs, motor parks and garages.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde stated in a press release he signed that the measures have been components of the efforts by the federal government to additional stop a State- vast unfold of COVID-19.

He stated the stand has turn out to be crucial to depart with the fact of time due to the 30 data of Coronavirus within the nation, Lagos State has the very best instances of 22.

According to him, henceforth it’s obligatory for all transport operators/corporations to sanitise their parks and garages frequently and repeatedly no less than earlier than and after every journey.

Oladeinde stated: “all transport operators/companies are expected to have at the entrance to their respective parks/garages, washing hand equipment with soap and running water.

” All operators are anticipated to have alcohol-based sanitizers of their Vehicles for using drivers, conductors and passengers.

“All Operators should not allowed to over crowd/over load their automobiles at this time limit, passenger’s spacing have to be absolutely noticed, as a result of NCDC recommends that no less than 2m (5ft) distance is required between anybody exhibiting signs of respiratory sickness,’’ he stated.

The commissioner directed that there ought to be no standing in all Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Lagos Bus Service Limited (LBSL) bus operations.

According to him, all industrial buses ought to be at 60 per cent capability and never 100 per cent capability.

“All Air Conditioning System in public transport be postpone and all public transport operators/firm will need to have temperature reader to check every passenger earlier than boarding the bus.

“All drivers and conductors should always wear hand gloves and nose guides while in transit and all passengers are also required to sanitise themselves before and after each trip.

“Passengers are also required to regularly wash their hands with soap and running water before and after each trip,” he added.

Oladeinde stated that operators/corporations and passengers have been anticipated to report any suspected case of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Transportation or name 08000CORONA.

He urged passengers to report any operator/firm that did not adjust to these tips to the monitoring officer at sight or write to the ministry, stating the Vehicle Registration Number, Park and Time.

He stated that containing the virus remained a joint effort.

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