COVID-19: Public transport back to full capacity as President lifts restrictions

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Government has lifted restrictions on commercial vehicles to allow them operate fully, taking their normal number of passengers.

According to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, “In consultation with the Ministries of Transport and Aviation and the leadership of transport operators, Government has taken the decision to lift the restrictions in the transport sector, and allow for full capacity in our domestic airplanes, taxis, trotros and buses. ”

The President announced this in his 14th address to update the public on the management of COVID-19.

He added that all the necessary protocols must be observed despite the lifting of the restrictions.

“The wearing of masks in vehicles and aircrafts, and the maintenance of enhanced hygiene protocols, remain mandatory,” he directed.

In March this year, commercial vehicles were ordered to cut down the number of passengers they take, in order to ensure social distancing. It led to agitations for higher fares, which the government granted.

As they return to the original of passengers, the news fares still remains in force.

 

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