COVID-19: Reports from the frontline ‒ Transport Workers1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
An Elitsha video feature examining the difficulties of commuting under the lockdown restrictions. Public transport has always been hazardous and time consuming but now under the pandemic, public transport is more dangerous than ever.
The full Workers’ World Labour Show includes the above insert. In this show we look at and discuss passenger transport under conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lockdowns have shut down most economic and social activities, forcing billions of people to stay at home. Some middle class professionals are managing but for the majority of working class people it has meant job losses and a sudden end to their livelihoods.
Transport has been deemed an essential service for transporting mainly food, equipment and people such as healthcare workers and later for most workers to travel to workplaces.