CAPE TOWN –Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Western Cape government partnered with the minibus taxi industry to launch the Red Dot taxi service which transports healthcare workers safely during lockdown.
Since the launch, this service has completed around 47 000 trips for healthcare workers, driving over 730 000 km and servicing 25 health facilities across the province.
“We are proud of this project. Not only are we assisting in getting critically important staff safely to and from the frontline, but also assisting people to get to Quarantine and Isolation facilities,” said Head of Department of the Department of Transport and Public Works Jacqui Gooch.
“The success of the Red Dot and Red Dot Lite service is testimony to what can be achieved when the government and the private sector take hands.”
The service also did more than 8 600 trips for people who required temporary accommodation at quarantine and isolation facilities which reduces the risk of further infections.
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