Now Vhembe District Municipaity offices close as Corona spreads like wildfire

The district follows on the heels of neighbor, Mopani

Benson Ntlemo

Just before the dust could settle following the closure of the offices of Mopani district after an employee tests positive for Covid-19 virus, the neighbouring district of Vhembe has followed suit.

In a statement today, the municipality said it was closing its offices with immediate effect.

Vhembe executive mayor Tshitereke Matibe

“Vhembe District Municipality offices have closed with immediate effect following the Covid-19 case which has been reported, “read the statement.
Residents were then informed that services would be rendered outside the offices.

According to the statement signed by media liaison officer Moss Shibambu and municipality spokesperson Matodzi Ralushai, offices would resume normal operation after the Convid -19 processes would have been completed.

This is the route that was recently taken by Mopani District municipality after an employee tested positive to Covid-19 virus.

Reacting to the case Mopani Executive mayor Pule Shayi said: “I also wish all employees and members of the public to remain calm, “he said.
He also appealed to her colleagues to remain in self-isolation.

Following the test results, the woman is in self-isolation in line with established protocol.

However Mopani offices were opened today after they were disinfected.
Spokesperson Odas Ngobeni confirmed they were opened today.
This coincides with the report that a second employee of the municipality has tested positive to the virus.

He said the employee had been on leave and was disciplined enough to inform the municipality after he received the tests results.

He said the employee’s family members were also tested for Covid-19 and the results came out negative.

The closure of the two municipality offices follows a worldwide pattern in which the disease is causing havoc and is spreading like wildfire.

According to the latest stats, a total of 11,4-million people have been infected by the disease worldwide with 6,11-million recoveries and 334 000 deaths.

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