Photos: Taxi driver turns cab into nightclub to chase away Covid blues

Greek taxi driver Konstantinos Bekio is doing his bit to lift his passengers' spirits amid the gloom of coronavirus lockdown, turning his cab into a nightclub complete with strobe lights and music. "I saw that people were always stressed, sad, everyone was in a bad mood," he said as he drove through the nighttime streets of Thessaloniki in northern Greece where he began the service during the first coronavirus lockdown in March.

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Greek driver Konstantinos Bekios, who has turned his taxi into a 'night club', gives a thumbs up to passenger Ioanna Karagiannidou, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021(Reuters)

Greek driver Konstantinos Bekios, who has turned his taxi into a 'night club', gives a thumbs up to passenger Ioanna Karagiannidou, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021(Reuters)

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Greek driver Konstantinos Bekios is seen in his taxi that he turned into a 'night club', amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

Greek driver Konstantinos Bekios is seen in his taxi that he turned into a 'night club', amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

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View of the taxi of Greek driver Konstantinos Bekios, who turned his vehicle into a 'night club' amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

View of the taxi of Greek driver Konstantinos Bekios, who turned his vehicle into a 'night club' amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

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Passenger Ioanna Karagiannidou speaks with driver Konstantinos Bekios following their ride in his taxi that he turned into a 'night club', amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

Passenger Ioanna Karagiannidou speaks with driver Konstantinos Bekios following their ride in his taxi that he turned into a 'night club', amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

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Konstantinos Bekios, who has turned his taxi into a 'night club', is reflected in the rear view mirror while driving, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

Konstantinos Bekios, who has turned his taxi into a 'night club', is reflected in the rear view mirror while driving, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:05 PM IST

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