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tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that Covid-19 is increasingly causing disruption in the City of Tshwane, forcing public facilities to close down much to the frustration of residents.  

Now considered the epicentre of the second wave of infections, city service facilities have to close for deep cleaning whenever Covid-positive cases pose a risk.  The busy Waltloo licensing centre closed on Tuesday, affecting motor vehicle registration and licensing operations.  According to City spokesperson Lindela Mashigo, during the closure and suspension of operations period, the affected licensing centre would be disinfected to combat the risk of further infection.  “However, scheduled driving licence tests will not be affected by the suspension of operations,” he advised.  Referring residents to other Tshwane centres, Centurion, Akasia and Bronkhorstspruit, he indicated that the licensing centre would reopen for operations as soon as the disinfection process had been completed.  The Department of Transport has extended all learner’s licence, driving licence cards, temporary driving licence cards and professional driving permits that expired between 26 March and 31 December 2020 to 31 August.  The Pretoria West Parks Depot also suspended its operations on Tuesday following a reported positive Covid-19 case.

  • Read the original of the short report in the above regard by Sakhile Ndlazi at Pretoria News

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