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Strict screening, social-distancing to be applied on public transport

May 13. 2020
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By The Nation

Commuters using state-run public transport as well as interprovincial buses will be screened for fever and will have to maintain a distance of at least one metre from one another, Jirut Wisanjit, deputy director of the Department of Land Transport, said on Wednesday (May 13).

Since the country is still under a state of emergency to curb the spread of Covid-19, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has instructed all agencies under his ministry to ensure social distancing is closely observed on public transport.

In addition, passengers travelling to other provinces will be required to fill out a questionnaire, along with their name, address, telephone number as well as the origin of their trip and destination. They will also be required to wear a face mask throughout the journey.

Meanwhile, transport offices have for now suspended the issuing of new driving licences, though registration and tax services are being provided as per usual. However, annual car tax can be paid online via or at the drive-through channel provided at most land transport offices.

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