All Public Service Vehicles (PSV) will now be required to be washed and fumigated after every trip to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Addressing reporters on Monday morning, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said Matatus should be cleaned and fumigated after every trip and not only in the evening after work.
Matatu operators have also been asked to provide hand sanitizers to their customers.
We insist that matatu owners, make sure you have those sanitizers without fail… And also make sure the buses are cleaned not in the morning and evening, but each time you come to the city and drop off passengers make sure you clean those buses. CS Macharia said as quoted by Citizen.
The same guidelines will also be applied to commuters using trains.
“We have also told Kenya Railways that for each trip the trains must be fumigated and cleaned,” said the Transport CS, adding that “this is a life and death matter we cannot take any chances.” he added.
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— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) March 16, 2020