Ekurhuleni, Lockdown, Coronavirus

Ekurhuleni, Lockdown

Lockdown: City of Ekurhuleni vows to ensure that taxi operators obey Covid-19 regulations

2020-04-06 06:47:00 PM

Lockdown : City of Ekurhuleni vows to ensure that taxi operators obey Covid-19 regulations | ntwaagae

The City of Ekurhuleni has vowed to strictly ensure that all regulations relating to taxi operators are respected and implemented for the duration of the Covid-19 enforced lockdown period.Acting mayor and Member of the Mayoral Committee for Finance, Doctor Xhakaza, said the municipality wanted to ensure that the industry was complying with the law.

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Xhakaza spoke to News24 at the Sangweni taxi rank in Tembisa, where the Gauteng government launched its partnership programme with the private sector to disinfect and sanitise all taxi ranks and taxis in the province.Xhakaza said Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department officers are getting their instructions from national government's Joint Operations Centre (JOC).

FAKE NEWS |No, Covid-19 testing kits are not contaminated"EMPD officers are jointly working with SAPS to ensure that we enforce the Covid-19 regulations. Leaders of taxi associations are being used to communicate our message to their drivers."We will continue to do our operations and roadblocks to enforce the regulations. What is important is for the taxi industry to support us and come to the party and cooperate with us," Xhakaza said.

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City of Ekurhuleni vows to ensure that taxi operators obey Covid-19 regulations'It is a critical transit point that we must ensure is properly sanitised... Ours is to strengthen and intensify the relationship with taxi industry and to educate them.'

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City of Ekurhuleni vows to ensure that taxi operators obey Covid-19 regulations'It is a critical transit point that we must ensure is properly sanitised... Ours is to strengthen and intensify the relationship with taxi industry and to educate them.'

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