China: Taxi Drivers Use Unique Technique To Protect Themselves From Coronavirus

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Taxi drivers in China have come up with an ingenious way to protect themselves by creating a barricade between the front and backseats of the taxi.

Written By Shubham Bose | Mumbai | Updated On:
Taxi drivers using plastic barricades to protect themselves

As the coronavirus continues to rapidly spread across the world, people are taking every precaution they can to try and make sure they don't contract it. This includes washing one's hands regularly and avoiding crowded gatherings. Taxi drivers in China, which has the maximum cases of the virus, still need to go on their normal routes and pick up passengers have come up with an ingenious way to protect themselves.

Protective measures

In several images on social media, Chinese Taxi drivers can be seen driving their passengers with the front and backseats partitioned off using plastic.

The deadly coronavirus epidemic that started in China's Hubei province has been officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation.  The virus has infected more than 80,000 people in Chana and the death toll currently stands at more than 3,000.
Which China still accounts for the most number of cases owing to the fact that the virus first appeared there, but infections across the globe are rising with countries like South Korea, Iran and Italy turning into major virus hotspots.

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Italy which has emerged as a major cluster for the coronavirus has the biggest outbreak in Europe and it has schools and universities to close down till March 15. Italy has 3,858 reported cases and 148 deaths due to the deadly coronavirus. Another European country, France has reported a sharp rise in cases. It now has over 400 cases and seven deaths in the country.

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