Coronavirus: From Thursday only rear entry in the bus

Coronavirus: From Thursday only rear entry in the bus

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, passengers of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) will only be allowed to board buses at the rear from Thursday (March 12, 2020).

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A bus of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe passes Potsdamer Platz.

The BVG are locking the front door of the buses and want to protect drivers and also guests from infection with the virus, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. Passengers are requested to buy a ticket in advance from the ticket machines or electronically. A BVG spokesman said that a fluttering band is also stretched between the first seats and the driver's cabin to act as a barrier. The newspaper "Berliner Zeitung" had initially reported on the measure. The BVG would also like to use the screens in the subways to spread recommendations for passenger behavior, such as coughing and sneezing in the crook of the arm.
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| Last edited: Wednesday, 11. March 2020 17:11 Uhr

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