Today the country moved to Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown according to the Disaster Management Act.
Vukanini Taxi Association (VUKTA) has decided to go the extra mile and draw lines one meter apart to ensure social distancing is being followed, as the government required, at Secunda taxi rank.
This was done to ensure that passengers feel safe and follow the social distancing rules.
When the President announced that the country would move to Level 3 of the lockdown, taxis started preparing as more than 3 million people would return to work today.
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To decrease the infection rate, all taxi ranks must adhere to health and safety precautions due to the high amount of people that will start to use taxis again.
“Face masks and sanitiser is a must for our drivers. Each and every one of our taxi drivers were given a 70% alcohol based sanitiser,” said Vukanini Taxi Association.
In the early hours of this morning, there was already a huge influx of people going from Blue taxi rank in eMbalenhle to start their journey to Secunda.
“At VUKTA we care and serve. We want to make sure that we can help decrease the number of new infections,” said Vukanini Taxi Association.
This article was written by The Bulletin’s eMbalenhle correspondent, Sandile Mkhwanazi.