By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Mar. 26: Masks have been made compulsory in public transport in order to prevent and control the possible spread of the novel coronavirus.
The meeting held on Friday at Kathmandu District Administration Office among the Chief District Officer, Department of Transport Management, Traffic Police, Transport entrepreneurs, and labours took the decision to this effect.
CDO of Kathmandu Kali Prasad Parajuli told The Rising Nepal that masks had been made compulsory for all passengers to minimise the risk of the spread of the virus. "Also,a decision has been made to strictly enforce the health standards in public vehicles. We will also be increasing inspections and surveillance in public transports," said Parajuli.
Likewise, the public vehicles should board the passengers only as per their capacity. CDO Parajuli said that the passengers should also maintain physical distancing and compulsorily follow all the health safety protocols.