The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, has directed all transport workers in the state to adhere to all the recommended preventive measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease.
Oladehinde disclosed this in a statement on Monday. He noted that all transport operators were expected to sanitise their parks regularly, provide hand washing equipment at the entrance of their parks, and provide alcohol-based sanitisers in their vehicles for drivers, conductors and passengers.
He said, “All operators are not allowed to overcrowd or overload their vehicles at this point, passenger’s spacing must be fully observed as NCDC recommends that at least 2m (5ft) distance is required between anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.
“No standing in all BRT and LBSL bus operations and all commercial buses should be at 60 per cent capacity and not 100 per cent and all air conditioning system in public transport must be put off.
“All public transport operators and companies must have temperature reader to test each passenger before boarding the bus and all drivers and conductors should always wear hand gloves and nose guards while in transit.
“Passengers are also required to sanitise themselves before and after each trip and they are also required to regularly wash their hands with soap and running water before and after each trip.”

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