- A young man shared a very informative social media post on Monday
- He recorded his daily commute via taxi to expose the lack of precautionary measures to protect against the dreaded coronavirus
- He wore a mask and gloves and discovered that many citizens were curious and were desperate to be educated on how to safeguard against the spread of the virus
An eye-opening social media post was shared by Twitter user Papa Cuba (@ThaboBluebird) on Monday and Briefly.co.za noted that it soon went viral.
The young man took the innovative step to record his journey to work via taxi in a bid to shed light on the general behaviour with regards to the coronavirus.
Thabo revealed that he wore a mask, carried hand sanitizer and wore gloves as well.
His informative thread explained that he first noted the registration of the taxi he travelled in - this would theoretically make it easier for authorities to track if he contracted the virus at a later stage.
His journey revealed that passengers are exposed to many potentially dangerous contact points on a daily commute - seats, taxi door, windows, money and the threat of other passengers.
Based on his trip and the questions fellow commuters raised, Thabo urged government to provide more education on the subject in public spaces.
The post attracted a strong response and many tweeps praised Thabo for his caring post.
Twitter user @Iam_Resilience said,
"I was wearing mask in a taxi around Hillbrow guess what people were saying I’m sick and they literally moved from where I was sitting."
UnorthodoxFlag of South Africa (@ChampagneS1YA) added,
"@MbalulaFikile needs to see this thread in order to be implement effective measures in the public transportation. Highly informative."
Sasa woDidi (@Sasa_Mzo) responded,
"If only we could be like this manUp pointing backhand index take responsibility for our own health. I hope a lot will follow suit."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the African National Congress has announced a door-to-door campaign to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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