VAAL TRIANGLE - The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, says the loading capacity in public transport has been increased from 50% to 70%. Minister Mbalula visited the Bree taxi rank in Johannesburg this morning and announced that they will sanitize the area to limit the spread of COVID-19 among commuters. The Minister says he will also be ensuring that the taxi-drivers are adhering to the new regulations that have been placed with regards to the national lockdown. Mbalulasays if the taxi is loaded to 100%, commuters must wear a mask and gloves to protect themselves.
Meanwhile, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, has tested positive for the coronavirus. He made the announcement this afternoon saying that due to persistent flu-symptoms he had himself tested. Vavi says the coronavirus test he took on Saturday cleared him for the virus but his results came back positive after taking another test yesterday. Vavi says he has placed himself under quarantine while his family is getting tested.