29.3.2020 03:55 pm
Taxis and buses will be allowed to operate for most of the day this week to allow people to get to Sassa pay points.
In a statement on Sunday Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that the regulations around transport restrictions during the Covid-19 lockdown would be relaxed to accommodate the needs of grant beneficiaries.
SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo confirmed that one of their staff indeed tested positive for Covid-19.
Several food companies – such as Tiger Brands, Nestle, Pioneer, Old Mutual, First Rand and Add Hope Foundation – have expressed their willingness to support the initiative.
The influential Christian evangelist has said he’s feeling fine, offered a Bible verse, and said he would keep praying.
The EFF has said it intends to pay ‘nice special visits’ to businesses not observing regulations for shutting down most of the country’s activities.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has announced that minibus taxis and other e-hailing taxi services such as Uber and Bolt will only be allowed on the roads during peak hours.
The minister said the two teams would assist him in the effective participation in the president-led National Command Council in fighting the pandemic.
Burials will be conducted daily to reduce weekend congestions and cremations services are limited to less than 40 people at the chapel and will be undertaken on a daily basis.
The ACDP’s Kenneth Meshoe was among the people at a religious gathering in the Free State where a number of Covid-19-positive travellers were present.