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Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by LosC: 12:54am On Mar 23
The Lagos State government has ordered all bus drivers and conductors to wear masks and gloves while driving, as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The state Ministry of Transportation said this in a statement in which it outlined various preventive guidelines for all public transport operators.

Beyond wearing gloves and masks, drivers have been asked to sanitize their parks and garages.

They have also been asked to make alcohol-based sanitizers available for both themselves and passengers, as well as thermometers to check the temperature of each passenger before boarding.

The government has also stated that all commercial buses including the yellow buses a.k.a (Danfo) should avoid loading passengers to full capacity but should keep it at 60% capacity, while also ensuring that there is enough space (at least 2m or 5feet) between passengers.


“Passenger are also expected to report any Operator/Company that does not comply with these guidelines to the Monitoring Officer at sight or write to the Ministry, stating the Vehicle Registration Number, Park and Time,” the statement read.

See the full statement below.

LAGOS STATEMENT
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION
PRESS STATEMENT
Monday, 23rd March 2020.

COVID 19: Public transport preventive measures guidelines to curb further spread of coronavirus in buses, cabs, motor parks and garages.

As part of the efforts by the Lagos State Government to further prevent a State- widespread of COVID-19 especially in motor parks, garages and other public transportation-related environment, the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation is hereby notifying the general public through this statement that the following guidelines are henceforth compulsory for all stakeholders in public Transportation in the State to comply with:

1. All Transport Operators/Companies are expected to sanitize their parks and garages regularly and continuously (at least before and after each trip)

2. All Transport Operators/Companies are expected to have at the entrance to their respective parks/garages, washing hand equipment with soap and running water.

3. All Operators are expected to have alcohol-based sanitizers in their Vehicles for the use of Drivers, Conductors and Passengers.

4. All Operators are not allowed to overcrowd/overload their vehicles at this point in time, Passenger’s spacing must be fully observed. NCDC recommends that at least 2m (5feet) distance is required between anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

5. No standing in all BRT and LBSL bus operations

6. All buses should be at 60% capacity and not 100% (i.e danfo and other commercial buses)

7. All Air Conditioning System in public transport be put off

8. All public transport Operators/Company must have a temperature reader to test each passenger before boarding the bus

9. All drivers and conductors should always wear hand gloves and nose guides while in transit

10. All passengers are also required to sanitize themselves before and after each trip

11. Passengers are also required to regularly wash their hands with soap and running water before and after each trip

12. Operators/Companies and passengers are expected to report any suspected case of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Transportation or call 08000CORONA

13. Passenger are also expected to report any Operator/Company that does not comply with these guidelines to the Monitoring Officer at sight or write to the Ministry, stating the Vehicle Registration Number, Park and Time.

With this directive well disseminated to you our transport Stakeholders and the men of the realms of the fourth estate, we are confident that together we can put off this ranging fire of COVID-19.

Together we can stop further spread of the virus in Lagos State and Nigeria.

I thank you for listening and God bless.

Signed:
Dr Frederic Oladeinde
Hon. Commissioner for Transportation.

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/03/22/covid-19-lagos-govt-orders-all-commercial-drivers-conductors-to-wear-masks-gloves-while-driving/

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by cRobo: 12:59am On Mar 23
Lagos should advice all commercial motor not to carry more than 10 passengers

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by meum: 1:00am On Mar 23
This is serious! Really not easy to comply. If it's the govt buses(BRT), yes. Danfo no go easy o!

When some Nigerians were shouting that the borders(land, air & sea) be shut right from when we had that index case, our leaders felt they(those few Nigerians) didn't know what they were saying. Now wey water don pass garri Dem dey find escape route.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by CoronaVirusRelo(m): 1:00am On Mar 23
Smh

Seems Sanwoolu does not know the gravity of what's coming.

Ground Lagos, it's a trigger point. Ground activities.

If it comes full blast with this light precautionary measures, it's going to be disastrous.

I repeat, Sanwo should ground the state.

Our infrastructures and social welfare fascilities will sporadically escalate issues as it's not evenly distributed, equiped and over utilized, which will be a catalyst of the pandemic.

A stitch in time, ......

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by yanabasee(m): 1:38am On Mar 23
meum:
This is serious! Really not easy to comply. If it's the govt buses(BRT), yes. Danfo no go easy o!

When some Nigerians were shouting that the borders(land, air & sea) be shut right from when we had that index case, our leaders felt they(those few Nigerians) didn't know what they were saying. Now wey water Don dey pass garri Dem dey find escape route.


Which is why I argued with a friend earlier, that the virus is more than what is reported. The outbreak will be massive when people start dropping dead on the street...

The Nigerian government isn't doing enough to see to the well-being of its citizens..

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Yenefer(f): 4:59am On Mar 23
Ridiculous. 80% of people saying let's shut down the country are grifters or card sharpers, all they need is computer and internet, and they want Lagos or Nigeria to be shut down., And the Globalists are punishing the world to show us how much we need them. I have noticed that if you have money you get medical care and drugs that help you recover but every day people don’t get it Of course not! The media would not have taken this "campfire" and fanned it into a major "forest fire." And you and many others are too ignorant of the truth that you believe them! They want chaos and anarcky; they want to take over using fear. They don't want chaos, the media would have stayed mum about this, trying to protect the stock market, 80000 people would have died, and we would have went on with our lives. You know, like when world got hit with H1N1. Actually I believe that. Globalists are punishing the world to show us how much we need them. Just like every other flu we have known throughout the history of mankind. Should you not shake hands? Of course, Should you wash your hands regularly? Always. Should you stay home if you are sick? Certainly.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by sotall(m): 5:00am On Mar 23
grin grin


So danfo shouldn't carry full load?

They should buy hand sanitizer, abi?

And Thermometer



It's an order but I am very sure of its zero compliance

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Ivimilly: 5:01am On Mar 23
But they said you don't need the mask unless you already have the virus

Ayam not understanding it seems these guys have no scope na Just busy body them dey do Lagos state and Nigeria deserves better leaders

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Zombiekiller010: 5:02am On Mar 23
They Shouldn't ,they should trust in God, pray & Fast. My Pastor preach this in yesterday Sunday service .

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Adex2442: 5:02am On Mar 23
Can't t they order them to stop packing people like sandines??

If they want to start proper social distancing, let them start with the drivers and passengers first

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Adex2442: 5:04am On Mar 23
They should arrest and fine law offenders
Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by easyfem(m): 5:04am On Mar 23
when will diz corona issue end self ?


its making the whole world boring ............. now is coming to african
Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Sonical: 5:04am On Mar 23
Nigeria president Vs Ghanian president speech on Corona virus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZqEGDXtjDc

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Mstick: 5:05am On Mar 23
Please I have created a topic about this and I don't know why the mods refused to bring it to front page despite my plea.

I paid for international passports for my family and I since last year in Rivers State, and till today we've not gotten it.

We're being told no booklets, apparently Rivers State immigration printed passports for the public last in June 2019.


We were told to bring extra 15k per passport to "sort" the PCO, initially I refused because the money I spent for the express was A LOT!

But along the line I had to pay because of my child's failing health.


I want to beg any Nigerian that can help me, please, please, please, it's long over due. It's been 6 MONTHS now.


Mr Rauf Aregbesola, sir please help me.

I went down to immigration office last week, I was told no old booklets and if I want I can apply for the new booklets, that means I've to forfeit the 240,000 naira I've already paid and pay another money.


I am pleading! This is not the way it was.


Rivers State immigration has caused me and my family so much pain. I don't even want to talk about.


Somebody PLEASE HELP ME.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by mrphysics(m): 5:06am On Mar 23
May God help Nigeria.

It is time Nigerians unite together and fight this virus. US, Germany, France, Italy all have over 10k cases, they didn't close their border when they had even 1000 cases, yet none of their citizens are asking for the heads of their presidents.

This is not a time to play cheap politics or tribal, what is about to hit the country maybe beyond everyone. The best way is to unite together and see it as a common enemy. Stop the blame games and get your asses together, and fight Corona.

Stop the forwarding of fake news, rumours, and information that do not come from any verifiable sources.

When sick, do not visit the hospital, call the emergency help line, visiting the hospital puts the receptionist and everyone at risk.

Stop googling symptoms on google, once you have Covid-19, you will know. Stop creating psychological symptoms by googling symptoms of Covid-19 every minute and feeling same symptoms even when you do not have it.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Tushiee001: 5:06am On Mar 23
Look at this religious slave. Smh...
Didnt your pastor Al's9 preach that heaven helps those who help themselves??
Zombiekiller010:
They Shouldn't ,they should trust in God, pray & Fast. My Pastor preach this in yesterday Sunday service .

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by onegig(m): 5:07am On Mar 23
We seem not to understand the gravity of what has hit us.

Just stop all activities for 14days. The amount we would spend and lose managing this pandemic if it goes caput is way more than whatever economic value we are trying to save by allowing business run as usual.


Imagine we had taken the drastic step of closing the borders as far back as January? When it comes to life and death. You act first then think later. One second delay is enough to wipe off thousands.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Onebottle: 5:07am On Mar 23
Obey this rules Covic-1-9 is serious o

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by GermanMelania: 5:09am On Mar 23
yanabasee:



Which is why I argued with a friend earlier, that the virus is more than what is reported. The outbreak will be massive when people start dropping dead on the street...

The Nigerian government isn't doing enough to see to the well-being of its citizens..

The issue is naija is just following western nation protocols instead of looking into local solutions. See how nafdac just approved malaria drug meanwhile FDA is still testing. All ontop trump talk. Naijas rushed go buy meds. Those meds can kill you easily. Even in ohio doctors are stockpiling every drug in trial for their family and friends that the pharmaceutical board had to step in and require a diagnosing before filling.
Humans are fucking selfish
They will hoard while another starves
Don't take it as a bad sign. America is that rich friend who doesnt like us but we wsnt to please so bad.
It is possible they found out while snooping that african doctors were diagnosings COVID as malaria and prescribing thr drug and people were getting better but will never ever give us credit as to why the lower regions have a lower rate than places they used to call the middle east until this virus happenef. Now egypt and Morocco are all of q sudden Africa.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Tetrahedron: 5:10am On Mar 23
U for ask them to wear tuxedo and black tie join! grin grin grin
Zombie- thinking pattern!
Instead of using this opportunity to get rid of those germ infested buses. Asking them to wear suit

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Tushiee001: 5:10am On Mar 23
Sanitize, wash hands regularly, drink water always, avoid crowded places, stay at home and rest !......... We all need this holiday, we should be thankful our Government acted fast in promoting social distancing, something even the US realised late!

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by jaxxy(m): 5:10am On Mar 23
Fair enough for preventive measures and sensitization.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by CoronaVirusRelo(m): 5:14am On Mar 23
yanabasee:



Which is why I argued with a friend earlier, that the virus is more than what is reported. The outbreak will be massive when people start dropping dead on the street...

The Nigerian government isn't doing enough to see to the well-being of its citizens..

You mean the disobedient citizens?

Too early to start blaming the government.

I know more needs to be done though.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by emmabest2000(m): 5:15am On Mar 23
It will be very difficult for those lagidi conductor's shouting 20 bus-stop nonestop,
Without breathing with masks mouth shocked

But tasting each passenger's temperatures inside 9ar hot sunning weather ? Danm lipsrsealed


Las las na force you go force some of them before them go wear the dirty mask grin

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by LordAzubuike(f): 5:15am On Mar 23
CoronaVirusRelo:
Smh

Seems Sanwoolu does not know the gravity of what's coming.

Ground Lagos, it's a trigger point. Ground activities.

If it comes full blast with this light precautionary measures, it's going to be disastrous.

I repeat, Sanwo should ground the state.

Our infrastructures and social welfare fascilities will sporadically escalate issues as it's not evenly distributed, equiped and over utilized, which will be a catalyst of the pandemic.

A stitch in time, ......

I think you're jobless or you have nothing important to do. Thats why you can foolishly say activities should be grounded

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by CoronaVirusRelo(m): 5:16am On Mar 23
LordAzubuike:

I think you're jobless or you have nothing important to do. Thats why you can foolishly say activities should be grounded

You have problem with comprehension.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Proudlyngwa(m): 5:16am On Mar 23
A lot of naive comments here, bad Belle people that can never see anything good.
Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by lonelydora: 5:18am On Mar 23
Very good.

This is the type of order I want Nigerian Police to enforce.

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Kingspin(m): 5:20am On Mar 23
Ivimilly:
But they said you don't need the mask unless you already have the virus

Ayam not understanding it seems these guys have no scope na Just busy body them dey do Lagos state and Nigeria deserves better leaders
No
If you are in your house you don't need it but when in the midst of more than one person outdoor bro you have to wear it. Because of some persons have been infected through coughing

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Re: Lagos Govt Orders All Commercial Drivers, Conductors To Wear Masks, Gloves by Offpoint: 5:20am On Mar 23
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