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OR Tambo District Municipality Mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020
OR Tambo District Municipality Mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Mthatha - OR Tambo District Municipality, Executive Mayor T. Sokanyile, who is also the Chairperson of the Coronavirus District Command Council, has been taken to an isolation site after she tested positive for COVID-19.

"As part of precautionary measures, all Members of the Mayoral Committee, Councillors, Members of the Multi-Disciplinary District Command Council (DCC) and all Municipal employees who came into contact with the Executive Mayor will go for screening and testing," said Zimkhita Macingwane, OR Tambo District Municipality Head of Communications.

"Members of the public who had been in contact with the Executive Mayor are advised to go for screening, testing and self-quarantine to mitigate the spread of the virus."

Macingwane said that the Executive Mayor will be working from the isolation site to hold her meetings and interactions will be done virtually.

"O.R. Tambo District Municipality is set to reopen operations at Myezo Park and Prosperity Building under strict Occupational Health Standards, on Wednesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

"Mass testing of employees who work at Myezo and Prosperity building was done on the 27th of May and will continue on the 4th of June at Government Printers."

Macingwane said that the Executive Mayor has appealed to all leaders and the community at large to exercise extra caution and to adhere to all COVID-19 regulations, that include wearing of masks at all times when in public places, washing of hands regularly with soap and water or sanitizing them.

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