THE City of Windhoek Bus Service yesterday recommenced its usual routes in the Capital with stringent new health regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Lydia Amutenya, Windhoek spokesperson, noted that while each bus normally carries 65 commuters, the number was reduced to 31 to allow for social distancing on the bus.
Commuters have already been informed that when taking the bus to and from their work placed, it is mandatory that they wear face masks as has become law during Stage 2 of the State of Emergency regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
“It should be noted that it is the responsibility of clients to ensure that they have their own masks when boarding the buses,” said Amutenya.
Further to this, bus drivers are required to regularly sanitise the buses to minimise the risk of spreading the deadly virus.
Passengers are also thoroughly sanitised before entering the buses.
While money is still accepted as payment, commuters have been advised to rather pay with their ATM cards.