Lagos bus service scraps standing in BRT


COVID-19: Lagos bus service scraps standing in buses
LBSL buses

The Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) on Saturday announced restriction of passengers to sitting alone in a bid to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

The Managing Director of the company, Mr Idowu Oguntona, said this in a statement issued by the the LBSL’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr Afolabi Olawale.

Oguntona said that the decision was in line with the State Government’s directive to limit the number of persons in any crowd to a maximum of 50 across the state.

“As efforts are being made globally to contain the spread of COVID-19, LBSL in conformity with State Government’s directives to avoid gathering of more than 50 people will henceforth restrict passengers from standing in all its buses.

“Prior to the index case of COVID-19 in the state and the subsequent directive from the state government, the company has always maintained high hygiene practices in all its buses.

“In view of the current reality of the COVID-19 outbreak, the company has started taking…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper