News24 Wire
Wire Service
1 minute read
25 Apr 2020
6:08 pm

Police station in Cape Town closed after ‘Covid-19-related case’

News24 Wire

The police station will be closed for 48 hours for the decontamination process.

Image: iStock.

The Belhar police station, in Cape Town, has closed and its officers relocated to a local community hall following a “Covid-19-related case” at the station.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said: “Following a Covid-19-related case at the Belhar SAPS, operations at the station’s community service centre have relocated to a community hall in the same street. This movement is meant to allow the decontamination process of the facility to be undertaken in line with Covid-19 protocols.”

The police station will be closed for 48 hours for the decontamination process.

The number of officers who had tested positive for Covid-19 is unclear.

“SAPS officials who have been in contact with the infected member are undergoing the necessary screening/testing and [are] in quarantine,” Potelwa said.

“As screening and testing are ongoing, we will refrain from giving figures.”

A similar process is also under way for the Public Order Policing Unit, added Potelwa, with the building being decontaminated and officers being screened, tested and quarantined.

For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.