The Gauteng government has deployed a team of health workers to the Stjwetla informal settlement to test people for COVID-19.
This after one of the residents of tested positive for coronavirus.
The man left Gauteng while waiting for his results, ignoring instructions from officials but has since been located and quarantined in Limpopo.
Health officials are hard at work at the Stjwetla informal settlement in Alexandra testing neighbours of the man.
People in the settlement seemed to be cooperating.
The infected individual had been staying with a group of nine people who have now been quarantined.
Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku explained how the process was unfolding.
“It will give us a sense of relief if it comes out negative but if it comes out positive, then we will need to do a contaminatory approach.”
Stjwetla is one of the densely populated settlements in the province, with residents sharing chemical toilets and shacks built very close to one another, making social distancing a major challenge.
For official information about COVID-19 from the Department of Health, please click here.
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