Editorial
1 minute read
15 Jan 2021
4:35 am

Not only banks need sanitisers

Editorial

These ATMs are seen as potential Covid-19 super-spreaders, so it’s about time something was done about it.

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It’s not ideal to be standing in a queue when there is very little social distancing. Worse still, when there’s no sanitiser at the end of those queues. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and other members of her National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) have come under fire for some of the bizarre regulations in the adjusted Level 3 lockdown, but a welcome addition is that all banks need to ensure their automated teller machines (ATMs) are equipped with hand sanitisers and social distancing is adhered to. It’s estimated that more than 30,000 ATMs need to be equipped...