Meanwhile – Omnibus Operators throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines will not be allowed to transport more than nine (9) passengers.
The announcement was made by Minister of Health, Luke Browne, during a press conference this morning, as he outlined some of guidelines by the Government for persons to limit physical contact.
The decision comes as the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment implements stricter measures – for the containment of the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said while minibus operators are compliant, there are those who are not in compliance with the law.
On Monday the government and the Vincentian Transportation Association (VINTAS) announced that they have reached an agreement on an economic support package in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
VINTAS is a 200-member group representing the interest of stakeholders in the land transportation sector.
In a recent press release, the group which was founded in September 2018 – urged omnibus operators and commuters to adhere to the government’s recommendation, to reduce the number of passengers in omnibuses from 18 to 12 or three passengers per row.