The Ministry of Health has warned that public transport including taxis could be a means of easily spreading Corona virus if the measures are not followed.
Dr Francis Kuria who is in charge of contact tracing said that looking for people who have been contact with a driver who has Corona is difficult. Health CAS Rashid Aman put the Transport sector on the spot light for breaking rules and emphasized on need of more tough measures.
Dr Francis Kuria stated that, "Today, if you use a Taxi or Cab, and the driver happens to be positive, it is very difficult to get to know everyone who was in the vehicle because no one takes contacts of the passengers. This is why it's very necessary to put on your mask all the time when using Public Transport."
He further stated that a taxi driver tested positive at Mbagathi Hospital and was discharged before the incubation period of 14 days because he had no symptoms, the driver, however disregarded safety rules and was on the road driving people to Naivasha. The driver switched off his phone for 2 days to prevent him from being traced only to be found in Kibera driving people around.
Dr Francis Kuria further added that through the deeds, one is unable to trace all people who were in contact with the driver and that the people who were in contact with driver are unfortunately roaming in the community infecting others.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organisation and Uber have made safety tips and recommendations in regards ride sharing and food delivery. It is therefore important to observe such safety tips when using a taxi
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