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sapsThe Citizen reports that more than 30 police stations across the country have been temporarily closed for decontamination after workers tested positive for Covid-19.  

But, police officials have assured the public there would be minimal service interruptions because contingency measures have been put in place for the stations to continue operating.  The police minister’s spokesperson, Lirandzu Themba, said closing police stations was in accordance with required protocol if staff tested positive for Covid-19.  She advised that most of the infections were among police officers.  “We are currently sitting on 10,912 infections and 106 fatalities.  Apart from the positive figure, 1,786 are employed under the Public Service Act.  These people are cleaners, receptionists, call centre agents, and administration staff.  We have had 4,723 recoveries all together,” Themba indicated.  SA Police Service (Saps) spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo advised that decontamination would take 12 to 24 hours and that the client service centre was generally relocated to another place – either a mobile station, a vacant building close by.  

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard by Sonri Naidoo at The Citizen

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