Durban SABC office closed after employee tests positive for Covid-19

The SABC's Durban office will be closed for decontamination this week after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.
The SABC's Durban office will be closed for decontamination this week after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.
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The Durban office of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has temporarily closed its doors following a confirmed Covid-19 case.

In a statement, the broadcaster said the affected employee was under quarantine. The office will be decontaminated this week and employees will work remotely until they can return.

"The SABC can confirm a case of coronavirus at KwaZulu-Natal provincial office. The affected employee has been working on site since the lockdown and is now under quarantine whilst being closely monitored," said spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo.

"As a precautionary measure and to ascertain the extent of the risk of exposure of other employees, the office will be temporarily closed. During this time the office will be decontaminated from tomorrow [Wednesday] until Thursday. 

"The office is scheduled to reopen on Monday June 1 to resume with normal operations."

Contact tracing is also being conducted.


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