One of SA's largest logistics companies, JSE-listed Imperial Logistics, says its major focus currently is to protect the 7,000 staff in its local essential-services business from contracting Covid-19 as they distribute critical pharmaceutical and food supplies around the country.

The stakes are high because a positive Covid-19 test would not only have a devastating impact on the employee concerned, their family and community, but could also force a warehouse facility to close, which would disrupt supply chains.

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