Gauteng transport MEC gives ways to mitigate against spread of COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa implemented travel bans with immediate effect after declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a national disaster on Sunday. The announcement by the president impacts how people’s daily commute will be affected by the national disaster. On Wednesday Gauteng premier David Makhura announced the appointment of a COVID-19 executive council steering committee to deal with the spread of the disease in the province.

RELATED: Putting a spotlight on the transport industry during COVID-19 pandemic Bongani Bingwa chats to Transport and Road Infrastructure Gauteng MEC Jacob Mamabolo on how the steering committee will mitigate the spread. He says after Makhura made pronouncements on the measures, he visited the Gautrain station and also had a meeting with BRT officials.

The comprehensive interventions we are putting in place at all stations, we need to create space for people to wash their hands.

We need to have sanitizers at all taxi ranks.

— Jacob Mamabolo, Gauteng MEC – Transport and Road Infrastructure

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