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Sun, 09 Aug 2020 12:01 - Updated Sun, 09 Aug 2020 11:10

Covid-19: Public transport with extended schedule

Luanda - The Angolan Government has extended the hours of operation of public and private urban and interurban public passenger transport, from 5 am to 10 pm.

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Public transports with new schedule

Photo: Pedro Parente

Currently, public transport operates from 5 am to 8 pm.

The change in the schedule is one of the new measures to be implemented from August 10, as part of the fight and prevention against Covid-19.

According to the new Presidential Decree, in the province of Luanda the occupation capacity remains up to 50% and in other provinces it increases to 75%.

For this purpose, companies will have to adjust the workforce in order to ensure the continuity of services.

Violation of the rules, the document states, will lead to the seizure of the vehicle and the suspension of its license.

A fine ranging from 50 000 to 100 000 kwanzas is also to be imposed.

Regarding the motor-taxi service, it is stated that they operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., being mandatory the use of a face mask for the passenger and driver.

Violation of the rule will result in a fine ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 kwanzas.

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