by Ndanki Kahuirika

TAXI drivers have been restricted to just three passengers per ride, in an attempt by the Namibian Police to enforce the social distancing rules in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Photo: Garwin Beukes

The Khomas regional commander, commissioner Joseph Shikongo, said the police have no intention of stopping the transport system, but have rather introduced measures to reduce the number of people that can be transported in a vehicle.


“In a taxi, it should be three. In a car that transports seven [people], it should be four and in a minibus of six, it should be half,” said Shikongo.


Namibia Transport and Taxi Union leader Werner January, upset that The Namibian had not attended his press conferences in the past, refused to comment on what hardships his members are going through.

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