Health Promotions Unit Reaches Out To Taxi Drivers

Charlestown, Nevis – Coordinator at the Health Promotions Unit, Mrs. Nadine Carty-Caines, was the guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting, held by the Queen City Taxi Association, on Monday, March 22, 2020.

President of the Association, Curtis Morton Sr, indicated that the regular meeting was brought forward by one week, due to the urgency of the situation, as regards the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also present at the meeting, were representatives of the Nevis Taxi Association, who took the opportunity to be present at the meeting.

Mrs. Caines took time out to elaborate on the Coronavirus; mode of spread and ways to prevent its spread.

It was interesting to note that one of her recommendations, was that the taxi drivers leave their windows open when they are transporting passengers, although the usual recommendation is for drivers to provide air condition for the passengers unless otherwise requested.

She urged the drivers to constantly wash their hands and regularly sanitize their vehicles, including seats, door handles steering wheels etc.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Miss Hilarena Liburd.

The taxi drivers lamented the fact that they were out of jobs and hoped that the government could put a stimulus package in place for them.

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