The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has disclosed that the centre had received a draft of guidelines by the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association for the proposed reopening of interstate transportation while preventing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The NCDC DG stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He said: “I was happy yesterday to receive a new set of draft guidelines by the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association. Those are people that manage the long distance buses that travel across the country, what we call ‘luxury’ buses.’’
“They had drafted their own guidelines for reopening safely and sent it to us for review and to advise them on the measures they are now recommending on how to manage their loading centres, buses and engagements with their customers at the point when we may allow them to reopen.’’
The NCDC boss urged other organisations professional groups and faith-based organisations, including churches and mosques, to submit similar guidelines for reopening to the NCDC for review and advise.