GEORGE MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL TESTS POSITIVE

Monday, May 18 2020 @ 09:03 am SAST

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GEORGE NEWS - George Municipality this afternoon confirmed that an official tested positive for Covid-19.

Municipal Spokesperson, Chantel Edwards-Klose, told the George Herald that the official has been isolated and is receiving medical care.

“The George Health Department is responsible for contact tracing to find any persons the official may have been in contact with outside the workplace and the municipality is assisting the health practitioner where possible.”

Municipal Manager, Trevor Botha, emphasised that the safety of their staff is their first priority and "although all of our municipal buildings have been cleaned and sanitised over the past week, the process of sanitisation will be repeated again."

Botha said the main municipal building will be closed for the next five days and will reopen to officials only on Monday 25 May.

A total of 88 cases (with 63 recoveries) have been reported in the Garden Route and Little Karoo as of 17 May at 13:00.

Summary of total cases per town:

Bitou 5 (0 active)
Knysna 23 ( 9 active)
George 23 (7 active)
Hessequa 8 (2 active)
Mossel Bay 24 (5 active)
Oudtshoorn 4 (1 active)
Kannaland 1 (1 active)

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