While the latest round of Government restrictions, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, impose a mandate that public transport is filled only at 50 percent capacity, a photo of a packed Skopje bus was shared today.
During much of the epidemic, the pubilc transport situation was made worse by an order to reduce buses. The idea was to discourage people from using them, but it only made them even more crowded than usual and a perfect transmission vector.
Now the Government ordered the city of Skopje to bring the number of buses back to normal, but fill them at most at half of their capacity, leaving room for passengers to distance. Obviously, it is not working out.