Strand police station reopens after confirmed coronavirus case

(Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)
(Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)
  • The Strand police station was closed on Tuesday for decontamination following a positive coronavirus case.
  • Infections in the province are up by 1 469 from the day before.
  • Thirty-nine new deaths have been recorded in the Western Cape.

Operations have resumed at the Strand police station after it was closed following a confirmed coronavirus case, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa added the station was decontaminated on Tuesday and operations were moved to a remote location until the process was completed.

"They have since resumed operations from the station building [from Tuesday] night.

"Police members who were in contact with the infected case are undergoing the necessary screening/testing and quarantined," Potelwa said.

The nearby Lwandle and Somerset West police stations have also undergone a similar process and quarantined members who have been cleared were currently returning to work, she added.

Meanwhile, infections in the province stood at 24 564 on Wednesday, up by 1 469 from the day before, Premier Alan Winde said.

Of the confirmed cases, 10 267 were active, while 13 696 have recovered.

Fatalities stood at 601 after an additional 39 deaths were recorded.

A total of 1 003 positive patients are hospitalised, while 194 are currently in intensive or high care units.

*Note: Due to different reporting times, provincial statistics will differ to national statistics by a few cases on a given day.

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