- The government has launched an initiative to test taxi drivers and marshals for Covid-19 and other health conditions
- This was announced by Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula on his social media page
- South Africans received the announcement with positive feedback
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The government has launched a project to test taxi drivers for the coronavirus and other underlying medical conditions. The initiative will see hundreds of drivers tested, according to the Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The Minister of Transport posted a few photos of the project in Ivory Park. In his social media post, he explained that the initiative would test taxi drivers and queue marshals.
Social media users had mixed reactions about the project. A few pointed out that most government initiatives were concentrated in Gauteng alone. Twitter user nthabiseng_enny said:
"Gauteng is lucky. Everything starts there. From food parcels."
"Seemingly, these ministers are merely deployed in one province, Gauteng. Hardly seen in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Eastern Cape to mention a few. OK."
Others were pleased with the new initiative. Collen_Ntsakisi said:
"Your work is highly remarkable sir. You always at the forefront holding the fort. Thank you."
"Well done Mbaks, this is it."
"Great Initiative Sir MbaksHandshake... Please also assist Eastern Cape (Peddie) as it's also escalating in infection rate."
"Covid 19 made ministers work for their salaries."
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"Well done minister. Cause I must say that area is very busy."
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