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Coronavirus: guidelines for public transport use

The transport ministry has issued guidelines for the changes under the new lockdown.

The maximum number of passengers on public transport, airport shuttles and private buses, and those that carry children to kindergartens, is 50 per cent of capacity with the exception of those given special permission by the ministry, it said.

Taxis must also only carry half the number they might normally.

Large families that use mini-buses are exempt.

Private vehicles can be driven by members of the same family (households), including minor children without the use of a mask.

In cases of transport by vehicle of persons from different households, three people are allowed including the driver, with mask use.

For travel purposes for work with a private vehicle , four people, including the driver, can be transported with the necessary use of a mask.

For public passenger transport, it added that where a bus does not have a driver’s cab or protective shield separating him from passengers, the seats behind the driver as well as the first seat on the left must be remain empty. Masks are mandatory

Also, buses must be cleaned and disinfected frequently at least every four runs and at the start and end of a route.

As long as a bus is stopped, the doors must remain open, as well as windows and skylights if any.

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