According to reports, the 10111 emergency call centre in Maitland Cape Town, was shut down on Wednesday afternoon after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus.
National police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, reportedly confirmed that the call centre was closed at 4 pm. Two members, both from separate shifts, were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.
“All evacuation, screening, testing and decontamination processes have begun at the centre,” he added.
Naidoo continued to say that, “In the meantime, all calls have been rerouted to various cluster command centres to ensure that service delivery continues as usual.”