30 Percent Reduction Due to Virus Use in Public Transportation in İzmir

Reduced percentage due to virus use in mass transportation in Izmir
Reduced percentage due to virus use in mass transportation in Izmir

coronavirus that shook the world, Turkey also seen and schools two weeks after the decision to holiday in the last week of kullananlarınsayı public transportation in Izmir, has declined by about 30 percent.

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor pointed out that the people of İzmir are aware of the seriousness of the situation and act responsibly. Tunç Soyer“However, we do not reduce the number of times on any of our lines for safe and comfortable public transportation service,” he said.

The number of people using public transportation in Izmir has decreased due to coronavirus anxiety and school holidays. On the 14th and 15th of March, which coincided with the weekend, the number of all public transportation vehicles decreased by 30 percent compared to the previous weekend and decreased to 1 million 874 thousand 732.

“Soyer: Izmirians are aware of the seriousness of the situation”

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who stated that the virus is also seen in Turkey and the intense warnings of the Ministry of Health are effective in this decrease. Tunç Soyer, “The holiday of schools should not be perceived as a 'holiday'. Parents should consider this process not as a break, but as a period when their children should continue their education at home. This decision was taken to prevent the spread of the virus. This decrease in boarding of public transportation vehicles shows that our fellow citizens of Izmir are aware of the seriousness of the situation.

No reduction in flights

Underlining that the transportation units affiliated with İzmir Metropolitan Municipality continue to provide safe, comfortable and integrated service, Mayor Soyer said, “Routine schedules of all our transportation vehicles continue in order to avoid possible densities on our lines. We do not reduce the number of flights on any line. On the other hand, all our public transportation vehicles continue to be disinfected regularly. ”

Warning to risk groups

Stating that everyone should pay utmost attention to personal cleanliness, that contact is intense and that they should stay away from crowded and closed spaces, President Soyer also stated the risk groups pointed out by the Ministry of Health: mothers, those with immune problems, those undergoing cancer treatment, those with organ transplants, those with chronic respiratory tract, cardiovascular, obesity, diabetes and other chronic conditions; "I kindly ask that they do not use public transport until the threat of the virus is completely eliminated, unless it is very compulsory and especially in the morning and evening when the density is high," he warned.

Günceleme: 16/03/2020 14:11

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