KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The government which has been unable to enforce its previous rules and measures has been announcing additional rules one after another as the cases of COVID-19 spike in the country.
In a new rule, wearing a face shield has been made mandatory for passengers using public transport. Enforcing the new rule, the Department of Transport Management has asked the people to manage the face shields themselves while traveling in public carriers.
According to Loknath Bhusal, spokesperson for the department, they have come up with new rules to ensure additional safety measures for the travelers. But in reality, public carriers are often seen overcrowded with passengers and have barely been following any safety rules imposed by the government bodies.
Since October 12, the department has been allowing the public transporters to carry passengers to the full capacity of the vehicles. The government authority had asked the transporters to maintain necessary safety measures such as maintaining social distance and mandatory use of face masks by the travelers, but very few are found following these rules.