KOTA KINABALU: Express buses in Sabah can start operating at 50% passenger capacity and 100% employee capacity starting Sunday (March 14).
Minister in charge of Covid-19 matters in Sabah, Datuk Masidi Manjun, said SOP still had to be followed, including making sure those on board vehicles, including drivers, do not show signs of Covid-19.
He said drivers must also scan their temperature before starting their shifts and put on face masks at all times while on duty.
Passengers must also follow existing SOP and minimise interaction with other passengers while on the same vehicle.
"Passengers who do not put on their face masks can be barred from getting on the public transport," Masidi said.
Those who need to cross zones or districts that are outside the permitted travelling areas must get permission from the police first.
Bus drivers must only pick up and drop off passengers at designated terminals and not bus stations or restaurants.
Bus operators are advised to sanitise their vehicles once every two hours of travel, Masidi said.
"All passengers must check in via the MySejahtera app or write down their details on the provided books or papers," he said.
He said it is the duty of operators to provide all temperature scanning equipment, books and QR code for check-ins, as well as hand sanitisers for passengers.
He said this in a statement for the daily Sabah Covid-19 update on Saturday (March 13), which saw 71 new cases recorded.