The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development has drawn up a list of measures that must be adhered to, to ensure that the novel coronavirus does not spread when intercity travel resumes.
The new regulations include the drilling of boreholes at long-distance bus terminuses to provide the necessary water for washing.
Bus crews, including drivers, conductors and loaders, will not be allowed into Mbare Musika long-distance bus terminus before they produce a certificate showing they tested negative for coronavirus.
Further, buses will not be allowed to enter the terminus without displaying a thermometer, disinfecting gadgets and sanitisers.
Bus companies are also required to keep registers of visitors, sanitise passengers and disinfect vehicles after every trip.
It is now mandatory for bus windows to be kept open whenever possible and sick staff to stay at home, regardless of the presumed illness.
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