GRAAFF-REINET NEWS - Eighteen police officers and eight staff members are under quarantine at an accommodation establishment in Graaff-Reinet, awaiting Covid-19 testing.
This follows the positive test results of a colonel, a commander of the East London Public Order Police unit from East London, earlier this week. The colonel is one of the members staying at the establishment. The 18 members were tasked to assist at the daily roadblock outside Aberdeen.
The test results will be available on 12 May at the latest.
After being tested positive, the Aberdeen police station was temporarily closed and moved to another place for operation purposes.
The owner of the accommodation establishment told the Advertiser on 9 May that everyone is in good care and there is a positive attitude among all. The owner asked locals to respect the police for being willing to work on the frontline of the pandemic.
“The people are obtaining psychological counselling and regular tests are done on them," the owner said. "They are not in contact with anyone outside the resort. They are such loyal citizens who are willing to sacrifice their lives to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.”
All names of people and institutions are being withheld due to the sensitivity of the case.
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