Over 500 traffic officers test positive for COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG - Over 500 traffic officers have tested positive for COVID-19, while over 30 died over the festive season.

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says this severely impacted safety campaigns.

Mbalula was releasing the 2020 festive season road statistics on Friday.

READ: 690 people died on SA roads since 1 December: Mbalula

"518 traffic officers have tested positive for COVID-19 and had to be isolated, while 33 passed away during the period under review," he said.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 1,448 fatalities from 1,210 crashes.

This represents a seven-percent decline in fatalities and a 10.3-percent decline in crashes, year-on-year.

Source
eNCA

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