After a lengthy discussion with professionals regarding the coronavirus crisis, the Israeli government has announced new guidelines to limit coronavirus exposure risk on public transportation.
“In order to preserve the routines of Israeli civilians, public transportation is continuing to function. Maps will be updated according to demand,” Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich said in a statement.
“We call on the public to reduce traveling and use public transportation only for important trips.
“From Tuesday, it will not be possible to pay in cash or purchase a Rav Kav card from the driver. Payment will be only by passing the Rav Kav on the machine, in order to minimize as much as possible the contact between driver and passengers.”