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Door-to-door COVID-19 screening begins in Kouga Local Municpality

Apr 6, 2020
Door-to-door COVID-19 screening begins in Kouga Local Municpality

Jeffreys Bay - Coronavirus (COVID-19) community screening will kick off across Kouga this week as part of collective government efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic.

"The screening will be conducted door-to-door in communities by local clinic staff," described Laura-Leigh Randall, Kouga Municipality Media Liaison Officer. 

She said that the following areas will be targeted this week (6 - 10 April):

  •  JEFFREYS BAY: Pellsrus 
  •  HUMANSDORP: Arcadia & Vergenoeg
  • ST FRANCIS: Zwelitsha
  •  PATENSIE: Tier & Kloofnek Street, 7de Laan, Rooikloof & Creche Street
  •  HANKEY: Philipsville
  • LOERIE: Judy & Marlene Street, informal area & Greenfields 
  • THORNHILL: Phase 1

"The screening forms part of the national mass community screening programme that is currently being implemented across South Africa," Randall said. 

"So far, 5 400 fieldworkers have been trained and deployed to various areas."

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