From the onset of a reported case of the covid19 in this country, passengers will have to travel in maxi taxis without airconditioning.
This is one precaution maxi taxi drivers will be taking, said Linus Phillip, president of the Route Two Maxi Association.
In an interview on Wednesday, Phillip said he consistently communicates with the drivers via a WhatsApp group to share the latest news on the virus.
Phillip said while some drivers are using airconditioning in their maxi taxis, that will be “short-lived” if one case enters the country.
“We are hoping it don’t reach to TT, but we must face reality and it will be the end of A/C in maxi taxi. Commuters will have to travel in the hot maxi.
“Drivers are not panicking, but we are on alert of what is taking place with the virus.
“We cannot let fear stop us from living. At the end of the day we have to provide for our family and we all have to work. The bills still have to be paid. But all we all have to do is take the relevant precautions.”
Phillip said the drivers are always told to wash their hands frequently and not to touch their faces after handling money.