New Guidelines to facilitate the fight against COVID-19 in Uganda have been issued to Public Transport Operators across the Country.
Over the weekend, President Museveni urged Ugandans to stay at home if they do not have Private means or only travel for emergencies adding that a ban on Public means was the most difficult thing to do since they are used relatively by the majority.
“If you don’t have your private means of transport, don’t use public transport. Stay at home. I don’t want to ban them but I am trying to discourage you (citizens) from using them,” Museveni said on Sunday afternoon.
Police has issued guidelines to all Public Transport Managers and these include carrying only two passengers per seat.
The Police Spokesperson also revealed that the new guidelines will be enforced by Traffic Officers .
Among other things such as Disinfecting the Taxis and buses , Public Transport Operators have also been requested to provide hand washing facilities and ensure passengers wash their hands before boarding.
Out of the 14 recommended Passengers, Taxis have been ordered to carry only nine and Buses will carry only 59 Passengers.