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The Newcastle Municipality’s Community Safety Administration Section has been temporarily closed following a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.
Head of Communications at Newcastle Municipality, Mlungisi Khumalo, explains, “The employee is currently in isolation, and the Administration block has been closed until the necessary disinfection and decontamination measures have been conducted.” Furthermore, he elaborates employees who have been in contact with the infected staff member have been advised to undergo testing and self-isolation.
“As a precautionary measure and to ascertain the extent of the risk of exposure of other employees, the Administration section will temporarily be closed today, 10 March 2021 and will reopen tomorrow, 11 March 2021, after the necessary precautions and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.”
The Community Safety Call Centre will remain open, and this will not hamper the entity’s services. The municipality would like to wish the infected staff member a speedy recovery.
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