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WHILE the country is trying to flatten the spread of the Coronavirus, another municipality in KZN shut down after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.

uMzinyathi District Municipality is the third municipality in the Midlands to shut down offices after employees tested positive. In a statement released on Monday, July 6, the municipality confirmed that the offices will remain closed until further notice.

“All municipal employees and councillors who have been in close contact with the employee have been advised to self-isolate and monitor themselves for flu-like symptoms. All head office staff will be working from home to ensure that service delivery is not affected while the building is being disinfected. Essential services such as water, sanitation and disaster management will continue operating as normal.

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