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Richards Bay Civic Centre closed on account of COVID-19 case

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City of uMhlathuze Richards Bay Civic Centre offices are closed until further notice for disinfection following the identification of COVID-19 positive cases on some of the employees.

All employees were requested to leave the building today with immediate effect to allow for the disinfection. Affected employees will be working from their respective homes to ensure that service delivery is not affected.

Members of the public were also requested to leave the building with immediate effect to avoid the possible spread of the virus.

The City will continue with all operations remotely using the 24-hour toll free line as well as online and digital platforms until the offices are reopened. Essential services such as water, sanitation, refuse removal, electricity supply and many other critical services of the municipality will continue operating as normal.

City’s management and COVID-19 task team is working with lightning speed to trace all the contacts that might have met with the infected employees as well as to disinfect the whole building as soon as possible. The Department of Health in the King Cetshwayo Region is also assisting the City in testing all the contacts that were immediately identified.

Members of the public are urged to pay attention to our Social Media Pages and other traditional media with regards to updates until the building is back on operations.


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The City of uMhlathuze is highly committed to ensure health and safety of employees, service providers, customers, community members and anyone who visit the city premises at all time.

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