Umgeni Water head office shut after 4 COVID-19 cases

Umgeni Water head office shut after 4 COVID-19 cases

Bulk water supplier, Umgeni Water, has shut its head office in Pietermaritzburg due to coronavirus cases.

Umgeni Water head office

The utility says four of its staff members have contracted the disease.

It says two cases were confirmed last week while another two were confirmed on Wednesday.

Spokesperson, Shami Harichunder says the employees were tested after they started showing symptoms. 

They've been isolated, and their contacts are being traced.

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Harichunder says the office will be off-limits on Thursday and Friday while decontamination is underway.

"We are urging staff not to go to Umgeni Water's head office. It is an inconvenience, but however, it is absolutely necessary because we all understand the extent to which and how quickly this virus spreads. 

"I want to emphasis the services that Umgeni Water provides are remains unaffected. The water is safe to drink, and the amount of water we supply to municipalities will not be affected," says Harichunder. 

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