As part of precautionary measures, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has issued a set of guidelines for using private vehicles to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
According to the guidelines issued by DGHS, hand sanitizers and protective gears such as masks and gloves should be kept in cars before going outside.Inside spaces of vehicles should be kept neat and clean and windows would remain open during traveling to keep air circulation normal, the DGHS added.
People must maintain individual hygienic practices while sneezing and coughing by using tissue paper and they should also clean their hands using hand sanitizers before boarding vehicles, the guidelines added.
Other guidelines include wearing mask is mandatory for all passengers, if anyone shows suspicious symptoms like cold or fever, keeping windows open to ensure proper ventilation.
Besides, almost all spaces including seats, door knob and the air cooler have to be disinfected, if it comes in contact with any passenger with suspected symptoms.
If any passenger vomits inside the vehicle, disposable absorbent material including disinfectant tissue should be used to cover it up. Later, the specific spaces should be cleaned using adequate disinfectant.