At a media briefing, Minister of transport Fikile Mbalula said that the aviation industry has measures in place to mitigate the risks and airports are equipped to test people in accordance with international standards.
Our airport agencies have now also provided masks for all staff. All ground staff at airports must wear protective masks and gloves the minister said.
Staff who are particularly concerned with international travelers should bear this in mind.
Even bus drivers have to carry it. All buses must also be disinfected.
We will hold discussions with all stakeholders in the public transport system, such as Prasa (the Passenger Rail Agency), which must disinfect all trains.
We will increase education in trains and taxis.
We will also carry out tests on trains and taxis without warning. Taxis nationwide will also need to be disinfected. We will be talking to all stakeholders in the industry today the minister said at the media briefing.
A plan for all ships entering our ports will also be in place from today. We are currently focusing on people, not goods.
Random screening* will be applied in all the taxi ranks and also in the trains but equally taxis will also be expected to undergo sanitation across the country.— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) March 16, 2020