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    COVID-19 screening and testing in Tshwane

    Wed, Jun 17, 2020

    The City is conducting a COVID-19 screening and testing outreach programme with the aim of reaching a high number of people across all seven regions of Tshwane. Screening, testing and education campaigns are conducted at taxi ranks, shopping centres and places that are perceived to be high-risk areas in terms of the spread of COVID-19. 

    During an operation at the Bloed Street Mall last week, the Municipal Health Services Section inspected 13 food premises. All 13 food premises complied with the COVID-19 disaster management regulations. Hand sanitising and social distancing were applied and the shops had thermometers to measure clients' temperatures. 

    A total of nine premises were found to be operating without business licences. Verbal warnings were issued to the premises that were found to be non-compliant with business permits. 

    The COVID-19 awareness team made contact with 2 000 people during the outreach. A total of 343 people agreed to be screened for COVID-19, of which 29 were tested and four were referred for testing. 

    The City appeals to its residents to be safe and to practise good hygiene at all times. This can be done in the following ways: 

    • Wear a face mask
    • Adhere to physical distancing measures
    • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser
    • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
    • Stay at home when you are sick

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