Tricycles, taxis to carry only 1 passenger in C/River

Commercial buses, tricycles, and motorcycles are now to carry only one passenger each in Cross River State as part of measures by the government to entrench social distancing as Coronavirus heightens.

Issuing an order after the State Ministry of Health and ad hoc technical teams intensify efforts to check the virus spread, Governor Ben Ayade said: “In view of the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, every tricycle (Keke), and taxi can carry only one passenger at a time and must have hand sanitisers for use by their passengers.

“Buses are henceforth permitted to have only two passengers on a seat with the drivers mandated to sanitise their vehicles after every trip.

“All transport companies must keep a travel manifest for inbound and outbound passengers. They must also provide hand wash stands and hand sanitisers in their buses. Passengers are consequently encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water and sanitise them before boarding. “

“All public areas including restaurants are limited to five customers at a time.

“All the entry points into Cross River State (land, air and water) are hereby locked down. Access will be based on passing a thorough screening regime.”


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