(St. Lucia Times) – The First Vice President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Kentry Frederick, says the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a ‘severe blow’ to the health and finances of bus drivers.
“It is not a nice situation as we speak,” Frederick told St Lucia Times.
“Based on the information we have – our internal data at the NCOPT’s office, we are looking at near 50 or thereabouts. It may be over that but that’s what we have at this time. The number is high,” he disclosed in terms of the number of infected drivers.
He said that the NCOPT was down to have dialogue Thursday and Friday with the Ministry of Transport regarding the way forward.