The Director, FCT Directorate Of Road Traffic services, Mr Wadata Bodinga says stringent measures would be taken to safeguard commercial commuters.
He highlighed new guidelines for public transport operators in Abuja has been adopted and advised all to abide by the directive.
Mr Bodinga said public taxis are to henceforth carry one passenger at the front seat and two persons at the back seat, while tricycles (keke Napep) are to carry only two passengers instead of four and Okada one passenger in designated places.
According to Mr Bodinga, all public drivers are encouraged to desist from the use of Air conditioners and ensure passengers and conductors use their nose mask while on transit.
The DRTS Boss who also cautioned against conveying standing passengers, enjoined all High Capacity Bus drivers to operate at fifty percent of its capacity to maintain minimum contact that could further spread covid19.
51 people are confirmed to be infected with the virus in Nigeria.
One person has dead from the virus.