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HIJACKINGS and robberies in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole continue to thwart the Eastern Cape Department of Health’s efforts in its fight to stem the resurgence of COVID-19.

According to a press statement issued by the Eastern Cape Department of Health, the fourth vehicle that belongs to the Department’s Tracing and Testing Team was hijacked at gunpoint by robbers in Ward 19 at KwaZakhele last Thursday.

The staff were robbed of their valuables and the vehicle was recovered by the police, but all its wheels were stolen. The Tracing and Testing Teams are responsible for the tracing and testing of persons that are potentially COVID-19 positive.

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