KAROO NEWS - The Eastern Cape Legislature (ECL) has reduced the number of employees in the legislature precinct to minimise person-to-person contact.
Lwandile Sicwetsha, Communication Official for the ECL on Friday 20 March said the decision is in line with State of Disaster guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The decision means that the public will not be able to access the legislature from 23 March until 13 April. "During this period, legislature staff will be allowed to work from home and only critical staff will work in the legislature precinct," Sicwetsha said.
Normal working hours will resume on Tuesday, 14 April.
Speaker of the legislature, MPL Helen Sauls-August, has appealed to the members of the legislature, management and staff not to travel outside the borders of the Eastern Cape, unless it is a personal emergency.
Sauls-August apologised to the public for any inconvenience caused by the measures.
The legislature will make information available on coronavirus at the parliamentary constituency offices throughout the province.
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