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Lagos state unveils 13-poing instructions for transporters to manage COVID-19

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Following the recent recoded cases of novel COVID-19 pandemic, the Lagos State Government in a bid to curb the spread of the virus in buses, cabs and motor parks and garages has released 13-point preventive guidelines for public transports.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Honorable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde.

“All transport operators and companies are expected to sanitize their parks and garages regularly and continuously, at least before and after every trip.

“All transport operators and companies are expected to have at the entrance of their respective parks and garages, washing hand equipment with soap and running water.

“Alcohol based sanitizers should be made available for the use of drivers, conductors and passengers.

“All operators are not allowed to over crowd and over load their vehicles at this point in time, passengers spacing must be fully observed, NCDC recommends that the least must be 5feet distance for anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

“No standing in all BRT and LBSL busses.

“All buses should be at 60% capacity and 100%, this includes Danfo and other commercial buses.

“All air conditioning system in public transport must be put off.

“All public operators must have temperature reader to test each passenger before boarding the bus.

“All drivers and conductors must always wear hand gloves and noise guides while in transit.

“All passengers are also required to sanitize themselves before and after each trip.

“Passengers are also required to regularly wash their hands before and after each trip.

“Operators are expected to report any suspected case of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Transportation or call 08000CORONA.

“Passengers are also expected to report any operator or company that dose not comply with these guidelines to any monitoring officer at sight or write to the Ministry, stating the vehicle Registration Number, park and time”. Dr Frederic said.

While reiterating the need to prevent the spread of the virus, Dr Frederic said all afore mentioned measures are compulsory for all stakeholders in public transportation in Lagos state.

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