National SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, has confirmed that the Folweni police station was evacuated on Thursday after a police officer tested positive for coronavirus. 
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National SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, has confirmed that the Folweni police station was evacuated on Thursday after a police officer tested positive for coronavirus. Picture: Pixabay

Folweni SAPS on lockdown after police officer tests positive for Covid-19

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Apr 3, 2020

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Durban - The Folweni Police Station in the southern region of Durban was evacuated on Thursday after a police officer tested positive for coronavirus. 

This was confirmed by National SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, who said the officer was admitted hospital on March 23 when he was not feeling well. 

"On March 23,  a member from Folweni police station was admitted in a Durban hospital for an unknown illness. The member was subsequently tested when he started to show signs of Covid-19. On Thursday,  his results emerged positive and this was communicated to the station management. As a precautionary measure the station was evacuated and sanitation process of the station began," Naidoo said. 

He said i n the meantime all the members are undergoing tests for the Covid-19 virus by the Department of Health.

"Service delivery is continuing with Community Service Centre operating from a mobile facility. The administrative staff generally do not work on weekends so they have been informed to return to work on Monday allowing for the sanitation of the station to be effective," Naidoo said. 

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