Mashaba gives out hand sanitiser at taxi ranks, Mzansi reacts

Mashaba gives out hand sanitiser at taxi ranks, Mzansi reacts

- Herman Mashaba is doing his part to ensure that people are safe during the coronavirus outbreak

- The former Johannesburg mayor was photographed handing out hand sanitisers at taxi ranks

- He said he won't sit around and wait for things to get better, adding people can always help

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On Friday, Herman Mashaba visited the Bloed Street Mall taxi rank to help combat the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.

The former Johannesburg mayor was caught on camera handing out hand sanitiser to taxi drivers and other people at the rank.

Mashaba captioned one of the photos:

"Every taxi in South Africa should have hand sanitizer available. Both for themselves, and commuters."
"Our priority must be to #StopTheSpread of #Covid19InSA to the general population, particularly vulnerable communities where social distancing or self-isolation is impossible."

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In another photo, Mashaba said he won't sit around and wait for things to get better, he decided to help where he's able to.

He wrote:

"First batch being handed out at Bloed Street Mall taxi rank. I will never sit around and do nothing when I know there are ways to help and contribute. The work to #StopTheSpread starts and ends with every single one of us."

His efforts to help keep safe taxi drivers and their passengers got a thumbs-up from social media users.

Twitter user, @HeMan02998025, commented:

"Wonderful. I hope at the same time you are reinforcing messaging around hand washing, social distancing and the fact that we as society must change our behavior. It is us who will spread it or not."

Another tweep, @GavinLosh, added:

"Wonderful stuff. Keep up the good work."

It's now more important than ever to educate South Africans on proper hygiene to combat the Covid-19 virus. reported the number of positive cases has now reached more than 200 and Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize made grim expectations for South Africa.

Mkhize revealed he estimates around 60% to 70% of South Africans will contract the virus. The minister predicts that 20% of these cases will be serious cases, with the minister laying out his predictions while speaking to doctors in Pretoria.

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