Coronavirus: Bayelsa bars coughing passengers from boarding commercial vehicles

Coronavirus: Bayelsa bars coughing passengers from boarding commercial vehicles

- The Bayelsa state government has stopped people with respiratory infections from boarding any commercial vehicle or boat in the state

- The state ministry of transportation also imposed a restriction on the number of passengers commercial vehicle operators are allowed to carry

- The government directed that commercial vehicles in the state should carry wipes, tissues hand sanitizers

People coughing or sneezing have been banned by the Bayelsa state government from boarding commercial vehicles as part of preventive measures in the state against coronavirus.

The state ministry of transportation issued the ban on Tuesday, March 24, in a statement, Premium Times reports.

Coronavirus: Bayelsa bars coughing passengers from boarding commercial vehicles

The Bayelsa state government has directed that commercial vehicles in the state should carry wipes, tissues hand sanitizers.
Source: UGC

The statement noted that all persons coughing or sneezing or showing any sign of respiratory infections are barred from boarding any commercial vehicle or boat.

The ministry also imposed a restriction on the number of passengers commercial vehicle operators are allowed to carry.

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It directed that commercial vehicles in the state should carry only one passenger in the front seat and two in the back.

The ministry mandated commercial cars and buses to have wipes, tissues and hand sanitizers.

Meanwhile, following a revelation that some members of the National Assembly failed to comply with the routine check at the airports as part of preventive measures towards curbing Covid-19, the ninth Senate has been thrown into anxiety.

The report stated that not less than 35 senators who returned from the United Kingdom, like their colleagues at the lower chamber, failed to adhere to the self-isolation guideline. The senators, according to The Nation, attended a Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) seminar in London.

The senators, according to The Nation, attended a Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) seminar in London.

But upon returning back to Nigeria they showed up at the chambers and mingled with their colleagues instead of going on compulsory 14-day isolation to know their infection status.

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Legit.ng gathers that the senators are members of the Senate committees on upstream, downstream and gas comprising two female senators.

The affected senators were said to have returned back on March 14 and gone on normal legislative activities despite being told by the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, to self-isolate.

In another report, Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, has issued a statement following the backlash the church received for holding Sunday service despite the ban on large gatherings in Ogun where the church is located.

The church revealed that it went ahead to hold its regular Sunday service to sensitize and mobilize its members against the dangers of deadly coronavirus spreading across the country.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Steve Ogah, the special assistant to the founder of the church, David Oyedepo, and made available to Legit.ng.

Ogah in the statement went on to explain that the service which held on Sunday had less than half of its regular worshippers in attendance

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