Rwanda National Police (RNP) urges taxi-moto operators and the public to follow safety guidelines issued by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) to prevent the spread of Cononavirus (COVID-19).
In the new safety regulations released Monday by Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA), taxi-moto operators are required to remove protection screen on the passengers’ helmet to limit the possibility of spreading the virus.
Commenting on the new safety guidelines, RNP spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, said: “Many people use moto-taxi as preferred mode of transport and it’s important that they use it safely. We urge the public to take these precautionary measures seriously. Fighting coronavirus is an individual and collective responsibility.”
The spokesperson further reminded members of the public to avoid “unnecessary movements” and follow other health and hygiene guidelines put in place, especially washing hands and avoiding handshakes.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent the spread of the virus. Don’t wear a helmet if has a windscreen. It’s for your own safety; report any moto-taxi operator, who violates these directives meant to save lives, by calling us on our toll-free line 112.”
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