The City of Joburg intensifies the monitoring of homeless shelters

The City of Johannesburg’s proactive team which monitors homeless shelters, has isolated four males from the Jan Hoffmeyer Recreation Centre (one of the temporary homeless shelter) who were showing flue like symptoms.

This part of our efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in the City of Johannesburg.

A team of medical professionals visit all the homeless shelters to assess the health conditions of all residents on a daily basis.

On arrival yesterday, the team identified four homeless people housed at  Jan Hoffmeyer Recreation Centre who showed flue like symptoms which included coughing, fever and other respiratory symptoms. 

These people have since been separated from other residents at the shelter, have been tested for COVID-19 and taken to a Community Health Centre. The test results are expected in three to five days.

The City wish to clarify that the action taken by the health officials is just a precaution and not a confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the Centre. Stringent measures are in place to curb the spread of this virus at our homeless shelters.

Those who were in contact with the said persons are being monitored and screened.

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