Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has rectified earlier this month the order to suspend minibuses from operating on Dubai roads, clarifying that they will be allowed to operate but only with a reduced number of passengers as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.

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Minibuses can operate in Dubai but with fewer passengers

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has rectified earlier this month the order to suspend minibuses from operating on Dubai roads, clarifying that they will be allowed to operate but only with a reduced number of passengers as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.

 The new statement issued by RTA on the 1st of April to transport and bus rental companies forbids them from using the minibuses at full capacity.

As part of the Dubai government directions to follow precautionary measures amid COVID-19, we want to thank you for your efforts and continued cooperation in following the instructions issued by the Roads and Transport Authority. We want to bring to your attention that there is no ban on using minibuses to transport passengers, but it is prohibited to use the minibus with full capacity as it is important to keep a safe distance inside the bus,โ€ read the latest RTA circular.

 The earlier circular on suspension of minibuses was issued by RTA on March 26.

 The old circular said: "To ensure the safety of everyone and as a precautionary measure of COVID-19, we direct you to suspend the work of minibuses transporting passengers in general until further notice.