New measures on public transport in Bahrain to combat coronavirus

Passengers should not sit next to each other

New measures on public transport in Bahrain to combat coronavirus

New measures have been introduced on public transport in Bahrain in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Every other seat on public buses now has a sticker on it advising against using it, so that passengers do not have to sit close together.

Posters issued by the Traffic Directorate also advise all travellers to wear masks, and to use hand sanitiser before getting on or off buses.

Taxi drivers and bus drivers have also been advised to sterilise vehicles on a regular basis too.

The measures are part of wider efforts to combat coronavirus in Bahrain over the past few weeks.

Shops in Bahrain, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies and clinics, have all closed temporarily until April 9.

Public gatherings of more than five people, including those on beaches, parks or in markets, have also been prohibited.

The government has also approved a proposal to enact a partial curfew between 6pm and 5am every day, although it is not known when this could come into force.

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