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The State Government on Monday issued public transport guidelines to operators and passengers to curb further spread of the coronavirus in , cabs, motor parks and garages.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde said in a statement he signed that the measures were parts of the efforts by the government to further prevent a State- wide spread of COVID-19.

He said the stand has become imperative to leave with the reality of time because of the 30 records of Coronavirus in the country, Lagos State has the highest cases of 22.

According to him, henceforth it is compulsory for all transport operators/companies to sanitise their parks and garages regularly and continuously at least before and after each trip.

Oladeinde said: “all transport operators/companies are expected to have at the entrance to their respective parks/garages, washing hand equipment with soap and running water.

” All operators are expected to have alcohol based sanitizers in their Vehicles for the use of drivers, conductors and passengers.

“All Operators are not allowed to over crowd/over load their vehicles at this point in time, ’s spacing must be fully observed, because NCDC recommends that at least 2m (5ft) distance is required between anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness,’’ he said.

The commissioner directed that there should be no standing in all Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Lagos Bus Service Limited (LBSL) bus operations.

According to him, all commercial buses should be at 60 per cent capacity and not 100 per cent capacity.

“All Air Conditioning System in public transport be put off and all public transport operators/company must have temperature reader to test each passenger before boarding the bus.

“All drivers and conductors should always wear hand gloves and nose guides while in transit and all passengers are also required to sanitise themselves before and after each trip.

“Passengers are also required to regularly wash their hands with soap and running water before and after each trip,” he added.

Oladeinde said that operators/companies and passengers were expected to any suspected case of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Transportation or call 08000CORONA.

He urged passengers to report any operator/company that failed to comply with these guidelines to the monitoring officer at sight or write to the ministry, stating the Vehicle Registration Number, Park and Time.

He said that containing the virus remained a joint effort.

(NAN)

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning to ensure that Nigerian civil servants get their salaries paid promptly.

The President gave the directive on Thursday during a meeting with members of the Presidential Committee on the review of the Impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on the Economy, held at the State House, Abuja.

Recapping details of the meeting to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Chairman of the Committee and Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, also said the President further directed that measures to protect the poor and the vulnerable are put in place.

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Also speaking, another member of the committee, the Governor of the Central Bank of (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, said the committee had met with the President to suggest ways to redirect the economy so as to get it insulated against approaching global economic recession.

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