Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police control room closed due to Covid-19 case

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  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police's control room has closed after a confirmed Covid-19 case.
  • All employees, who have been identified as close contacts, will be in self-isolation.
  • Those who have symptoms will be referred for testing.


The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police's control room has closed due to a Covid-19 case.

Deputy municipal police commissioner Andrew Moses said management of the metro decided to temporarily close the control room for decontamination.

It was envisaged that the control room would reopen for business by 18:00 on Thursday.

All employees who have been identified as close contacts will self-isolate and return to work after the decontamination of the control room. Those who have symptoms will be referred for testing by their respective health practitioners, Moses added.

"We humbly ask that residents bear with us as this will affect service delivery," he said.

For any emergencies, residents can contact Moses on 060 997 4624.

The Nelson Mandela Bay metro has the most Covid-19 cases and deaths in the province.

So far, the area has had 36 215 confirmed cases and 1 423 deaths due to Covid-19. There are 5 437 active cases while 29 355 people have recovered.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize visited Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday to launch a mass testing campaign to control the spread of Covid-19 in the metro as well as the Sarah Baartman district municipality.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa raised concerns about an increase in cases during an address to the nation.

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