Help for taxis in war on Covid-19

Cape Times - - METRO - Ed­ward West

WITH South Africa’s 200 000 taxis likely to re­main a weak spot in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, a Cape Town com­pany has de­vel­oped a world first con­ver­sion to the stan­dard air ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem in ve­hi­cles that can fight corona viruses.

Hold­ing com­pany Can­biGold, said the con­ver­sion en­ables the dis­per­sion of HOCL (Hypochlor­ous Acid), proven to be ef­fec­tive in fight­ing against corona viruses. Can­biGold chief ex­ec­u­tive Leon van der Linde said minibus taxis trans­port in ex­cess of 15 mil­lion com­muters each day. Af­ter the lock­down is lifted, the taxi in­dus­try might be­come an in­cu­ba­tor for the virus. “We’ve be­come the first com­pany in the world to de­velop a sys­tem for the dis­per­sal of HOCL, an anti-vi­ral and anti-bac­te­rial dis­in­fec­tant into ve­hi­cles,” he said.

HOCL is sci­en­tif­i­cally proven to kill the Avian in­fluenza A (H5N1) and Sars corona virus. The US listed it as a dis­in­fec­tant against the Covid-19 virus, in March. |

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