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NC community awaits results after site inspector tests positive

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According to the municipality, 13 people who were in close contact with the inspector were placed under quarantine at the Alexander Bay community health centre, as their home circumstances were not ideal for self-isolation purposes.

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THE RICHTERSVELD Local Municipality has committed to keeping the local community updated regarding outstanding Covid-19 test results, after a site inspector, who visited the GVK construction site in the district two weeks ago, tested positive for Covid-19. 

The municipality indicated in a press release posted on Facebook that it was informed about the test results on May 29. 

“The site inspector, who is from the Western Cape, arrived on May 19 and left on May 20. All the people with whom he was in contact, including management and employees on the site, were subsequently tested as per protocol,” the statement said.

According to the municipality, 13 people who were in close contact with the inspector were placed under quarantine at the Alexander Bay community health centre, as their home circumstances were not ideal for self-isolation purposes.

“The management team was quarantined at home. Over the weekend it was reported that the management team had tested negative. Thus far, 10 out of a total of 13 people who underwent testing, also tested negative. We will keep you updated on the three outstanding test results. We pledge our support for the directives and leadership provided by the president and his team as well as the role played by the executive mayor of the Namakwa District Municipality.” 

The municipality called upon residents to act responsibly during Level 3 of the lockdown and to continue practise social distancing, sanitising and the wearing face masks. 

“This also means behaving responsibly by avoiding large gatherings, obeying the regulations and drinking responsibly so that we are all meaningfully contributing towards the fight against Covid-19 in the area. Covid-19 is going to be around for some time and the experts tell us that the spike in numbers still lies ahead.”