The Bram Fischer Building where the Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM) offices are housed, has been temporarily closed.
This comes after an official of the municipality tested positive for Covid-19. According to a statement by the MMM, the building will now be decontaminated. Direct contacts are being traced and have also been screened and tested; they are awaiting their results. All operations will resume on Tuesday 23 June 2020.
The decontamination process, including re-screening of other employees, will extend to other municipal buildings as from Tuesday 23 June 2020. Operations at all other regional offices and pay-points of the city will continue as normal.
The statement further explains that, like all other employees of the city and members of the public visiting the building, the official went through daily screening but never presented any symptoms.
The first signs only started showing on Thursday upon which the person went to a private medical facility for testing. The results came back on Saturday and confirmed the official had tested positive for Covid-19.
MMM said its first priority as a city is the health and well-being of employees and citizens; and it has implemented several robust measures across all regional offices and facilities to prevent the spread of the virus and identify any possible cases as early as possible.
Their buildings are deep-cleaned regularly, and this programme will be sustained after the decontamination process. The decontamination process, including re-screening of other employees, will extend to other municipal buildings from Tuesday 23 June 2020.
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