Police stations in Gauteng and Western Cape provinces were closed following COVID-19 cases.
Savanna News has learnt that a number of police stations in the provinces closed for decontamination. The police stations are set to be opened on Wednesday 08 July.
The majority of the police stations that have been temporarily closed are in Gauteng Province. The temporal closure of police stations comes at a time when covid-19 cases are on the rise in the province.
The Gauteng government asked the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) to introduce ‘hard lockdown’ measures in the province.
Some of the key restrictions which Gauteng wants to introduce include:
- The restriction of movement;
- Weddings, protests and church gatherings will be banned.
- The number of people who attend funerals would be cut from 50 to 20.
- Alcohol sales for off-site consumption would be allowed only once a week.
- A shutdown of parts of the economy – including barring taxis from loading 100% of their capacity.
Police stations that have been temporarily closed recently in Gauteng are Brooklyn, Douglasdale, Katlehong, Rabie Ridge, Boipatong, Cleveland, Elsburg, Laudium and Rosebank.
Western Cape police stations that are closed are Provincial Office in Alfred Street Green Point and Conville police station in George.
The Western Cape province, which is home to the tourism hub of Cape Town, remains the most affected with 2,101 deaths reported since the first COVID-19 fatality was recorded in the country three months ago.
Other police stations outside of Gauteng and Western Cape also closed for decontamination. This publication has also learnt that Amersfoort Police Station, Vosman SAPS, Tweefontein SAPS and Sundra Police Station in Mpumalanga are temporarily closed.
Kutloanong and Harrismith police stations in Free State Province, as well as Bainsvlei police station and Parkweg Detectives and Local Criminal Record Centre offices situated at Absa Building, have also been closed due to a positive COVID-19 case.
Kagisho police station in Northern Cape is also closed for decontamination.