18 June 2020
The Department of Home Affairs head office on Johannes Ramokhoase Street in Pretoria was vacated yesterday after a general worker tested positive for Covid-19.
Seven officials have come into contact with the Covid 19 positive general worker.
All the colleagues are being provided with psychotherapy and support. The seven officials have also been advised to self-isolate as they were not showing any symptoms.
The building is being disinfected and officials are expected to return on Tuesday, 23 June 2020.
Senior officials and those rendering essential services to the Department will continue doing so from remote locations or from their homes.
The building housing the offices of the Minister and Deputy Minister is in Hatfield and has also been disinfected.
Minister Motsoaledi wished the affected general worker a speedy recovery and encouraged officials to remain vigilant and safe as they provide enabling documents to qualifying people.
Siya Qoza, 082 898 1657 (spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)
David Hlabane 071 342 4284 (media manager for the Department of Home Affairs)
ISSUED BY DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS