Nigeria: COVID-19 - Lagos Issues Public Transport Guidelines

22 March 2020

As part of the efforts by the Lagos State Government to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the state, the government Sunday issued a guideline on the operation of public transportation in the state.

The government in a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde states that "henceforth all stakeholders in public transportation in the State are to sanitize their parks and garages regularly and continuously before and after each trip."

Also transport operators are expected to have at the entrance to their parks and garages, washing hand equipment with soap and running water.

"All Operators are not allowed to over crowd or over load their vehicles at this point in time, Passenger's spacing must be fully observed. NCDC recommends that at least 2m (5feet) distance is required between anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness. No standing in all BRT and LBSL bus operations

"All buses should be at 60% capacity and not 100% with all Air Conditioning System in public transport be put off."

Oladeinde also said that all drivers and their conductors should always wear hand gloves and nose guides while in transit

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