Despite claims by by Transport Minister Fikile Mbablula that unnamed “health experts” backed the government’s decision to allow taxi operators’ full loads, the Colleges of Medicine of SA has urged the government to reconsider.

Business Day reports South Africa’s key agency for training and accrediting public health specialists, the College of Public Health Medicine (CPHM), under the CMSA, says the change will substantially increase the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and called on the government to review the plans outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address on 12 July, which permit taxis to carry a full load of passengers for short trips…..more

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Professor Moosa is a family physician in Soweto, Johannesburg. His interests are family medicine, community-oriented primary health care, and health management.