GROBLERSDAL – Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality (EMLM) confirmed a first COVID-19 case on Wednesday, 24 June 2020, after an employee of the local municipality tested positive for the virus.

The municipal employee in question has been isolated and is currently undergoing treatment.

The local municipality said in light of the matter, it had resolved to close its headquarters in Groblersdal next to Spar with effect from Thursday, 25 June 2020 until Monday, 29 June 2020, for purposes of decontamination.

The municipality further pleaded with the public to remain calm, vigilant and maintain safety protocols to minimize the spread of the virus.

“Members of the public are advised to regularly wash hands with soap and water, wear face mask when in public spaces and maintain social distance,” said the local municipality in a statement. Julia Mathebe, EMLM Mayor, wished the employee a speedy recovery and encouraged all local residents to remain safe and adhere to lockdown level 3 regulations

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