Transport CS James Macharia has lifted the ban on night travels with immediate effect in line with the President order vacating countrywide curfew.
Through a statement, CS Macharia noted how the sector has suffered huge financial losses due to government restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus.
The Ministry of Transport thanked the Ministry of Health for working closely with them and introduce several other measures to ensure safety in the industry which were effectively followed by the players.
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Even though the ban has been lifted, the government has urged players and passengers at large to continue to exercise the laid down guidelines including keeping distance, wearing face masks, use of hand sanitizers/hand washing and regular COVID-19 screening.
On 7th October the Ministry of Transport introduced a drive meant to create awareness and increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among transport operators including the crew, owners, bodaboda, taxi and other support staff within the country.
The news has been welcomed by the players in the industry who narrated how they have suffered huge losses with some quitting altogether Some have been unable to service their loans on time.