Botswana

Lifting of Road Transport Restrictions

Government Notice 185 of 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that His Excellency the President in accordance with regulation 30G of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, has authorised the lifting of transport restrictions. The following road transport services shall operate from 8th to 21st May, 2020 within a 60 kilometre radius of the place of operation —(a)taxis;(b)combis;(c)call cabs;(d)staff buses; and(e)own account:Provided they adhere to the following conditions —(i)abide with Covid-19 protocols,(ii)public transport associations to certify readiness of vehicles to operate as per the Covid-19 protocols,(iii)clean the interior and exterior of the vehicles with water and soap or sanitize 2 to 3 times a day,(iv)a person shall not be allowed to use public transport without wearing a face mask,(v)loading capacity for mini bus shall be 70 per cent of seating capacity with social distancing,(vi)a mini bus licensed to carry 16 passengers is limited to carry a maximum of 10 passengers,(vii)loading capacity for taxi services shall be on special or 60 per cent of the seating capacity,(viii)a five seater vehicle is allowed to carry three passengers and a driver,(ix)loading capacity for a bus shall be 70 per cent of seating capacity with social distancing,(x)a mini bus permitted to carry a maximum of 22 passengers shall be limited to carry a maximum of 15 passengers,(xi)a bus permitted to carry a maximum of 65 and above passengers shall be limited to carry a maximum of passengers, and(xii)public transport operators shall keep a register of all passengers on board which shall be open for inspection by the Director of Health Services or a law enforcement officer.Dr. Malaki Tshipayagae,Director of Health Services.

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