TORONTO - At least six taxi and limo drivers working out of Toronto Pearson International Airport have now passed on subsequent to testing positive for COVID-19, an association delegate affirms.
Rejoinder Aujla, who is the leader of the Airport Limo Association, reveals to CP24 that 10 of his drivers have kicked the bucket since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those individuals, he said that six of them had affirmed instances of COVID-19 while the reason for death for the others stays unverified.
Now it stays muddled whether the drivers got the infection at work, however a few limo and cabbies that addressed CP24 on Wednesday surrendered that it was a consistent concern, especially in the beginning of the pestilence when most cases were being followed back to worldwide travel.
"I'm an air terminal driver yet I quit driving toward the finish of March, it was simply getting excessively hazardous," Charanjit Saini said. "Last client I got they were four individuals and I asked them where they were coming from and they said France, which was an area of interest at that point. They disclosed to me they planned to seclude themselves yet they were sitting right alongside me."
Saini said that he is actually mindful of two limo drivers who have passed on from COVID-19 simply in the most recent week.
He said that the two of them had worked until late March prior to becoming sick and going through "three or" a month in emergency clinic on ventilators.
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority has recently taken a few security measures to help ensure the drivers actually working at Pearson during the pandemic, including the purifying, all things considered, and taxis before each outing.
They have additionally distributed 6,000 expendable gloves to drivers and corrected their approaches so that permit holders aren't needed to offer constant assistance to the air terminal.
In an explanation gave to CP24 on Wednesday, the GTAA communicated its "most profound feelings" to the loved ones of every one of the individuals who have died from COVID-19 however focused on that it is doing what it can to secure drivers.
"As for the taxi and limo local area at Toronto Pearson, we have been working intimately with their industry agents, the Consultative Committee on Taxis and Limos (CCTL), to address concerns with respect to COVID-19," the assertion notes. "The CCTL met most as of late a week ago to talk about the business and explicitly to examine driver wellbeing and security, which is the duty of the CCTL."
There are generally in excess of 600 limos and cabs that serve Pearson International Airport however on Wednesday CP24's cameras caught less than about six holding back to get explorers.