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Some taxis equipped with ‘barriers’ to protect against coronavirus transmission

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Some taxis are being converted to be coronavirus-proof, well that’s the intention. A barrier designed by Royal Thai Air Force personnel, to protect people using taxis and keep drivers in business, has been rolled out.

With possible close contact to many different people, taxi drivers are at risk of catching the virus. In February, a taxi driver was the first human-to-human virus transmission in Thailand. 

The so-called taxi bulkhead barrier is placed behind the front seats, separating the driver from the passenger, with a small opening for money exchange. The barrier can easily be taken in or out, and doesn’t damage the car. The also have fans and an air filter. The barriers are made out of a plastic ‘core flute’ material which is translucent but virtually blocks the view ahead for the passengers in the rea seats.

Only five barriers have been made so dar, but the air force says there is plenty of material to make more if there is more demand. They cost about 2,700 baht to make.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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