Social distancing buses in Myanmar


Buses In Myanmar Adapt To Cope with COVID-19Images adapted from: Shwe Mandalar Express

Thai public transport has been promoting social distancing by marking off seats to prevent commuters from sitting too close to one another. Similarly, a Myanmar transportation company installed plastic curtains and have been offering only single seats to avoid spike COVID-19 cases from close physical contact. 


Personal space for every passenger on the bus


Buses In Myanmar Adapt To Cope with COVID-19
Image credit: Shwe Mandalar Express

Shwe Mandalar Express is a transport company in Myanmar that has prepared buses to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by creating plastic curtains for each seat. 

Myanmar buses during COVID-19
The curtain made from plastic sheet and pipe structure 

Image credit: Shwe Mandalar Express

Besides, they promote social distancing by offering only single seats, which are disinfected with a sanitising solution before service. 

Buses during COVID-19Image credit: Shwe Mandalar Express


Netizens question its effectiveness


The Thaiger since shared the pictures of this newly installed feature on air-conditioned buses, which prompted many comments asking about the effectiveness of plastic barriers. 

Many also said that the plastic curtains can lead to more infection from lots of people touching it. 

Myanmar buses during COVID-19
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Myanmar buses during COVID-19
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Myanmar buses during COVID-19
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While the company hasn’t released any further statements, it still shows that they’re trying their best to offer safe services to passengers. 

However, taking care of yourself is just as important. Don’t forget to wash your hands and wear a face mask in public to help curb transmissions in public. 

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