No Taxis And Trains During Lockdown In South Africa

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Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says all minibus taxis, metered taxis, e-hailing services will not be allowed to operate for the duration of South Africa’s 21 day lockdown.

The minister announced on Wednesday as party of the contingency plan during the lockdown in South Africa.

Mbalula says government is looking at special time slots during which taxis will be allowed to transport essential staff to and from work.

The essential staff include medical personnel, retail staff, pharmaceutical staff and security personnel as indicated by the president on Monday evening.

The South African National Defense Force will work with the South African Police to enforce polices set for the lockdown as directed by the President.

Government warned that breaking the law will result to imprisonment up to a month or a charge to be paid.

South Africans still be allowed to buy groceries, attend health facilities prior to booking and accessing banking facilities during the country lockdown.