Second Police Station Closed Due to COVID-19


According to reports, the Hermanus Police Station has become the second station in the Western Cape to close its doors due to the coronavirus.

SAPS members at both Hermanus and Athlone police stations have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.

Reports state that Athlone Police Station has since been decontaminated and reopened, while cleaning is underway in the Overberg town of Hermanus.

Cluster Commander of the Overberg district, Donovan Heilbron, reportedly said that the Hermanus Police Station was being sanitised and decontaminated and contact tracing was being done.

None of the officers who are believed to have come into contact with the infected SAPS member have shown any symptoms of the coronavirus but they will remain in self-quarantine.

Police officers who didn’t come into contact with their infected colleague are continuing to work from a mobile facility which has been set up for them.

According to reports, there are nine confirmed COVID-19 infections in the Overstrand municipal area, these include the communities of Hermanus, Hawston, Kleinmond, and Zwelihle, among others.