GRAAFF-REINET NEWS - The Eastern Cape Departement of Health on 6 July began to disinfect the Graaff-Reinet SAPS offices on Middle Street, as well as the nearby detective office.
Police vehicles were also decontaminated.
This follows the closure of the offices on 28 June after a detective and general worker tested positive for Covid-19.
This was the second time since mid-May that the SAPS offices were closed after one ore more positive Covid-19 case.
Both the uniform branch of the SAPS and the detectives on 28 June resumed their duties from the Barney Eysell Hall, at the back of the Middle Street offices.
It is not known yet when the two offices will open again, but according to a health worker, the offices must stay closed for 48-hours after the decontamination process is done.
Colonel Sibongile Soci, Provincial Commander for Media Communication, urged the community to be patient with the police. All contingency plans have been put in place.
"Whenever there is a member who tests positive for Covid-19, all health protocols are followed while the affected members get quarantined or isolated accordingly," Soci said. While the offices are closed the station can be reached at the following numbers: 049 807 1180 or 082 779 7131.
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