Taxis go full throttle to become super-spreaders of Covid-19

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Taxis go full throttle to become super-spreaders of Covid-19

Health experts warn that flouting the 70%-capacity rule is highly dangerous and will see infections rocket

Jeff Wicks and Alex Patrick

A renewed push by taxi operators to run at 100% capacity will be paid for in lives.

This is according to leading SA virologists and health-care experts, who said the call by the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) to defy enforced social-distancing norms was reckless and dangerous.

Their warnings came as the taxi industry and transport minister Fikile Mbalula faced off over government aid for the sector, an impasse which could turn deadly...

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