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O.R. Tambo District Municipality offices closed after COVID-19 case

May 26, 2020
O.R. Tambo District Municipality offices closed after COVID-19 case

Mthatha - The O.R. Tambo District Municipality offices of Myezo Park and Prosperity Building in Mthatha had to abruptly close on Monday after the management was informed of an employee that tested positive for COVID-19.

"All staff working in these two buildings were immediately evacuated as a precautionary measure," the municipality said.

"Essential services like the provision of water, sanitation services to communities and operations from other offices will continue during this period.

"Meanwhile, the Municipality will follow the COVID-19 protocols that include the testing of employees protocols and decontamination of the two buildings before employees return back on duty.

"It is important to highlight that as part of compliance, these offices were deep cleaned and decontaminated during the first week of alert level four of the lockdown before one third of the employees were called back to work."

O.R. Tambo District Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr. Thokozile Sokanyile and Municipal Manager Owen Hlazo wished the employee a speedy recovery.

Cllr. Sokanyile continues to plead communities to exercise restrain without panic and adhere to all COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

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