WATCH: No one is immune to COVID-19, says Mbalula

File: Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

File: Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.


JOHANNESBURG - No one is immune to COVID-19.

That's the warning from Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

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He was addressing taxi officials on Wednesday.

Mbalula urged taxi commuters to refuse to board taxis which are not abiding by regulations of the lockdown.

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Taxis are only allowed to ferry 70 percent of their usual passenger load (without masks).

• A minibus licensed to carry 10 passengers, is limited to carry a maximum of 7 passengers.
• A minibus licensed to carry 15 passengers, is limited to carry the maximum of 10 passengers.
• A midi-bus permitted to carry a maximum of 22 passengers, is limited to carry a maximum of 15 passengers
• A vehicle licensed to carry a maximum of 4 passengers is limited to carrying 50 percent of its permissible passenger-carrying capacity.

During the lockdown period, all minibus and midi-bus taxi vehicles are permitted to load their maximum 100 percent passenger loading capacity as provided for in their operating licenses, provided that all passengers are wearing masks.

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