14 Nurses at Themba Hospital in Mbombela Test Positive For Covid-19

The staff members have already been quarantined and decontamination of affected units is already in progress. The hospital will however continue to operate under strict supervision.

Fourteen (14) nurses at Themba Hospital in the City of Mbombela have tested positive for COVID-19.

The nurses and a few staff members have already been quarantined and decontamination of affected units is already in progress. The hospital will however continue to operate under strict supervision.

The theater has been temporarily closed and only emergency operations will be conducted.

The Department also closed the Siphosensimbi Community Health Centre (CHC) in Emalahleni after Six (6) staff members tested positive COVID-19.

The facility is being decontaminated. The community is requested to use Empumelelweni CHC to access health care services.

All staff members who were in contact with the infected staff at the hospital and community health centre are being traced. The tracing team is also busy with the tracing of patients who were also in direct contact with the staff.

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With the winter season we expect the number of infections to rise hence we are also ready to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic .” Said MEC Manzini.

 

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