Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

newsTimesLIVE reports that the City of Ekurhuleni closed the Duduza Clinic indefinitely on Wednesday after a nurse tested positive for the coronavirus.  

The nurse had attended a prayer breakfast at Divine Restoration Ministries in Bloemfontein on 10 March before the 100 people gathering limit was imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe and another party official also tested positive for Covid-19 after attending the same breakfast.  The nurse underwent a test for Covid-19 on Monday, after being identified as a contact of the Bloemfontein gathering.  The results returned positive and the nurse has subsequently been placed in quarantine under medical observation.  Clinical staff who work at the clinic and have displayed symptoms of Covid-19 have been tested and are currently under self-isolation as they await their test results.  Staff who have not displayed symptoms have been placed on special leave to self-isolate until further notice.  The city said potential contacts were currently being traced and would be tested for Covid-19 to mitigate against community transmissions.  The clinic and the surrounding area will be sanitised during the period of closure.  Two mobile clinics will be deployed to the area to serve the community for the period of the closure.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ernest Mabuza at TimesLIVE

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page