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Mask mandate remains in place on public transport, taxis

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The face mask mandate continues to be implemented in private and public means of transport as the limit on the maximum capacity of passengers is lifted, the transport ministry said on Monday.

According to the announcement, the maximum number of passengers allowed in public transport is defined as the licensed capacity of each vehicle, meaning 100 per cent of the vehicle’s capacity, provided all measures necessary to avoid overcrowding are taken and everyone wears a face mask.

The decision concerns regular passenger buses, buses with an E licence, shuttle services to and from airports, taxis as well as private buses.

It added that buses must be cleaned at regular intervals.

“Cleaning on all buses must be carried out with particular care, especially on surfaces that are frequently touched such as handles, hand grips, metal surfaces, safety belts, rails, etc., using disinfectants and materials recommended by the health ministry,” the announcement said.

The use of face mask continues to be obligatory for public transport workers and passengers over the age of 12.

Meanwhile, people from different households can use the same private vehicle provided they all wear a face mask.

 

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