Tiny tablet set to have big role in SA taxis’ war on virus

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Tiny tablet set to have big role in SA taxis’ war on virus

An inexpensive water-purification pilot project could be taxi drivers’ answer to tackling Covid-19

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It’s literally a drop in the ocean, but the innovative use of a water purification tablet could prove crucial in stemming the spread of Covid-19, especially among SA’s poor.

The tiny, chlorine-based effervescent Aquatab is now being punted by humanitarian disaster groups as a potential solution to costly alcohol-based sanitisers.

With thousands of small plastic sanitiser bottles discarded daily, the idea is to refill the bottles with water and add a tablet, creating a long-lasting and potent sanitising solution...

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