COVID-19: PSV operators must fully comply with curfew, says LTA

Taxis at the Suva Market Taxi Stand. Picture: RAMA/FT FILE

ALL Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators must fully comply with the provisions of the nationwide curfew starting from 10.00pm tonight till 5.00am as part of the COVID-19 measures by the Government.

Land Transport Authority Chief Executive Officer, Samuel Simpson said PSV operators must cease operations well before 10.00pm tonight to ensure that their staff can get home after work and

“All buses, taxis, minibuses, licenced carriers must be off the roads well before 10pm and may not operate before 5am,” Mr Simpson said.

“Operators must give staff sufficient time to get from and to work outside of the curfew hours,” he said.

“There will be no exemptions from full adherence to the curfew restrictions no matter what the excuse.

“Customers are advised to contact their local bus, taxi, minibus, licenced carrier operators directly and seek information about first and last services outside the curfew hours.”

Mr Simspon said penalties for breaching curfew regulations are five years in prison and up to a 10,000-dollar fine, or both.

 

 

 

 

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