Any consideration of the future of the government’s road traffic accident (RTA) claims reforms seems trivial and unimportant right now.

Covid-19 is a global pandemic of the like that has never been seen before, enveloping the entire world with a speed that simply wasn’t possible a few decades ago before the days of cheap, easily available international air travel.

Although still early days in the health crisis, it is increasingly apparent – almost by the hour – that the social, economic and political ramifications of the virus will be felt by the world for months and years ahead.

Yet other issues cannot be ignored. The daily business of our lives must continue as best we can and, as history has s...

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