Getting back on the buses

A bus at a bus stop

The Covid-19 crisis has made the need to fight isolation by rejuvenating rural transport routes absolutely crystal clear, writes GERRARD SABLES

The following is an excerpt from an article published on the Morning Star

TOGETHER with a huge number of others, I am now in self-isolation, which means I can’t leave my home for 12 weeks.

Fortunately I have a back garden and there is plenty to do there.

I had a realisation that this will be the longest period since I was 20 years of age that I will go without attending a meeting of some sort.

Isolation is something a lot of people have to deal with. There are people living in big cities throughout the world who know absolutely nothing about their next-door neighbours.

At least they can catch a bus and go somewhere, but in many rural areas that is not the case.

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