Toyota helps taxi industry curb Covid-19 with 65,000 litres of sanitiser


Johannesburg – Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is said to be spending over R10m to assist the local taxi industry in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. The help comes in the form of over 65,000 litres of sanitiser, 2,000 handwash dispensers and Covid-19-related marketing initiatives.

“Toyota had already committed to these taxi support initiatives when the government introduces national lockdown regulations in March,” said Leon Theron, the company’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

“We are pleased to have been able to flight, distribute and publish some of the marketing and educational material in the beginning of the lockdown when most South Africans were still coming to grips with what the coronavirus is,”

Toyota confirmed that a total of 2,000 x 25 litre, 3.000 x 5 litre, 20,000 x 10oml and 2,000 handwash dispensers had been distributed to regional taxi structures across the country’s nine provinces

Minibus taxis can now operate for 12 hours (from 5 am to 7 pm) under level 4 regulations.

“We trust that our support with the distribution of sanitisers to the taxi industry will go a long way in terms of mitigating the rate of coronavirus infections in the local public transport systems,” concluded Theron.

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