Public Transportation Prevention and Control

(The Fight Against COVID-19)

Updated:2020-04-26 |

Public Transportation Prevention and Control

Public transportation features large flow of people, complex personnel source, and high possibility of close contact. It is difficult to prevent the spread of disease by only taking disinfection measures to cut off the transmission route. Measures such as strengthening personnel management, environmental sanitation and disinfection, and health education should be taken to ensure the safety and health of passengers.

The NHC provided recommendations on hygienic protection of public transportation such as planes, trains, subways, buses and ships in the Guidebook on Public Prevention of Novel Coronavirus-infected Pneumonia released on January 27. On January 29, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council issued a notice on applying the Technical Guidelines for Disinfection of Public Transportation, which provided disinfection suggestions of cars, trains, planes and ships to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus through vehicles.

The suggestions included: 

* On-duty staff of public transportation in epidemic areas should wear surgical or N95 masks, and carry out daily health monitoring; 

* Public transportation should have thermometers, masks and other items on them; 

* Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of public transportation, and make records and identification; 

* Maintain good ventilation; 

* Keep the station and carriage clean and tidy, and clean up the garbage in time; 

* Schedule proper personnel work and rotating shifts to ensure the crew get enough rest.