Minibus in the UAE
Minibuses can't ferry passengers in Dubai until further notice Image Credit: Gulf News

Dubai: Minibuses will be suspended on Dubai roads as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Gulf News learnt.

Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai sent a circular to this effect to transport companies and bus rental companies, directing them to suspend the use of minibuses to transport passengers until further notice.

RTA said in the circular obtained by Gulf News that the step is part of the safety measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The circular was issued on March 26.

Meanwhile, RTA told Gulf News that it has currently implemented many recommended measures on board public and private transportation to ensure physical distancing among public. The initiatives are part of the health and safety precautionary measures prescribed by the relevant authorities for the safety of commuters.