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Covid-19: ODSG issues guidelines to commercial motorists

Covid-19: ODSG issues guidelines to commercial motorists

As part of her efforts to further prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 especially in motor parks, garages and other public transportation related environments, Ondo State Government has directed that public transport should be at 60percent capacity and not 100percent and put off its air conditioning system.

This directive was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to State Governor on Transport,  Mr Tobi Ogunleye.

The statement directed operators not to overcrowd/overload their vehicles at this point in time and that passenger’s spacing must be according to NCDC recommendations of  at least 2m (5feet) distance is required between anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

The government directed Operators/Companies  to sanitize their parks and garages regularly and continuously (at least before and after each trip) and must  have at the entrance to their respective parks/garages, washing hand equipment with soap and running water.

Operators, according to the statement  are expected to have alcohol based sanitizers in their vehicles for the use of drivers, conductors and passengers

It directed public  transport operators/company to have temperature reader to test each passenger before boarding the bus and that okada riders should not  carry more than one passenger and must comply with the existing rules of using the government prescribed crash helmet to cover their heads and noses.

The statement directed operators/companies and passengers to report any suspected case of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Transport or call 08000CORONA

On any errant operators, passengers are to report them with these guidelines to the monitoring officer at sight or write to the Ministry, stating the vehicle registration number, park and time.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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