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Five Eskom workers have tested positive at NC offices

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Eskom says the majority of infections were reportedly due to community transmissions.

Five Eskom workers have tested positive at NC offices. File image: ANA

FIVE employees have tested positive for Covid-19 at Eskom offices across the Northern Cape. 

Eskom spokesperson Stefanie Jansen van Rensburg said the majority of infections were reportedly due to community transmissions.

She added that only a third of the workforce is currently office based. 

“The field teams are dispatched from home and are normally not office bound, while other employees have been provided with tools and equipment to enable them to work from home. Vulnerable staff are equipped to work from home.” 

Jansen van Rensburg indicated that any employee who was suspected of being infected was requested to quarantine or isolate, as required by  protocol, until a negative result was obtained.

“All workstations are decontaminated when it is recommended by the risk assessments.

“Every effort is made to continue to share the best practices and lessons learnt from the current and previous cases.” 

She stated that all Covid-19 tests were funded by medical aid schemes.

Jansen van Rensburg added that in order to limit the risk of exposure, members of the public were encouraged to make use of calls, SMS, the MyEskom app and WhatsApp to resolve their queries.