The national police headquarters in Pretoria has been shut down for deep cleaning after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, we have had the building evacuated and it is undergoing decontamination,” said police spokesperson, Vishnu Naidoo.
Naidoo believes officers should be able to return to work on Friday morning.
Police say people who may have come into close contact with the staff member who tested positive will be screened and tested. Meanwhile, 16 people including senior police officers were arrested in a pre-dawn sting in Pretoria on Thursday.
They face a range of charges that include fraud and corruption, theft, and money laundering.
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On 15 March 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, declared a national state of disaster in South Africa. This, Dlamini-Zuma said, was done after considering the magnitude and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak which has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Read more