The Inanda police station, north of Durban was shut down on Tuesday after a female officer tested positive for coronavirus.
Police spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo confirmed to TimesLIVE that the station was quickly cleared and the members were sent to their respective homes and ordered to self-isolate while awaiting screening and testing.
“The decontamination of the station started today [Wednesday] and over 140 members have been tested so far,” said Naidoo.
“A temporary community service center has been set up within the perimeter fencing of the station precinct. It is expected that by tomorrow [Thursday] the station operations will be back to normal.”
Naidoo said the infected officer was taken to hospital on Tuesday.
@SAPoliceService have confirmed with @TimesLIVE that the #Inanda police station, north of Durban, was closed on Tuesday after a female cop tested positive for #Covid19. Decontamination started today and over a
140 members have been tested. Station expected to be opened tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VKUX8o9UJl
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