STATEMENT BY UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY:
The municipality on Saturday confirmed one of its staff members at the Melville Waste Water Treatment plant has tested positive for Covid-19 and the employee is currently being placed in isolation.
And in line with the Covid-19 Department of Health protocols, the plant has been closed until necessary disinfection and decontamination measures have been conducted.
The municipality is currently engaged with the process of ensuring compliance with all Covid-19 applicable protocols in dealing with a positive case of Covid-19 in a workplace.
Necessary measures have already been taken for the employees who were in direct contact with the affected employee and they have been subjected to the Department of Health stringent testing protocols and will be placed in quarantine while waiting for their results.
The municipality has put in place all precautionary measures to secure and protect the wellbeing of all our employees during this period.