Public bus passengers should wear face shield now onwards

Kathmandu, October 18

The government says public transportation passengers should compulsorily wear a face shield (visor) now onwards.

The decision comes in its bid to protect the public from the coronavirus infection. Before this, the government has already made masks compulsory for them, but face shield was required for air passengers only.

The Department of Transport Management says maintaining a safe physical distance has been difficult for the passengers on public vehicles, hence the new rule has been introduced.

“The face shield should be worn in the same way that that they have been wearing masks on their own to keep themselves safe,” the department’s spokesperson Lok Nath Bhusal says, stressing the passengers should be aware of the risks to protect themselves.

Although the government had allowed them to carry the passengers that are just half the capacity, it recently decided to lift that restriction as the restricted capacity turned insufficient for the people requiring travel.

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