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In a statement issued this afternoon, the Otago Regional Council has asked passengers to now enter and exit buses through the rear door where possible.
"Orbus will continue to operate as normal for now, but we will reduce services from Thursday, 26 March," it said.
"To support those who work in essential services, for medical reasons, or to access the supermarket, we are looking to provide a weekend schedule, however this depends on driver availability. We will confirm the timetable on Wednesday."
• In the meantime, further information about public transport is available on the ORC's website.