COVID-19: Nairobi passengers clean hands before boarding buses
Passengers wash their hands and use a hand sanitizer before boarding public transport in Nairobi, Kenya. The Health Ministry has advised people to wash their hands regularly, including after handling money. The sector now wants commuters to start paying fares using mobile money transfer services, instead of hard cash, to avoid transmission of the deadly COVID-19. Public transport promotes close interactions, hence the need for protective measures. Ninety percent of Kenyans rely on public service vehicles. The government has also ordered all matatus to be washed daily as part of prevention measures against the virus. The seats must be disinfected in the morning and at night. Drivers and conductors are also to be trained in prevention measures.