- Coca-Cola has bee forced to close one of its largest manufacturing plants in Gauteng
- This comes after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus
- Gauteng currently has the highest number of infections on a provincial level
Coca-Cola has had no option but to shut down one of its biggest manufacturing plants in Gauteng.
This comes in response to one of their employees testing positive for the coronavirus, reports IOL.
In an internal letter sent to employees, it was revealed that a worker from the Devland plant who had been on site on Sunday had afterwards tested positive for Covid-19.
Managing director Velaphi Ratshefola commented on the situation, saying that tracing was underway to determine who had come into contact with the employee
“We have increased rigid health and safety protocols as well as awareness to ensure the wellbeing of all within our operations. Upon entering our sites, all employees and visitors have their temperature taken and undergo a short questionnaire. Individuals displaying flu-like symptoms or with a temperature over 37.5C are not allowed entry to our sites."
Briefly.co.za reported that two Shoprite branches and a Pick n Pay had faced similar situations in the Western Cape after workers had tested positive.
Testing and tracking efforts were started with a professional company deployed to sterilise the stores ahead of their eventual reopening, reported News24.
The Gauteng province currently has the highest number of confirmed cases at 930, followed by the Western Cape at 657 and KwaZulu-Natal with 519.
On Wednesday evening, the number of confirmed infections on a national level stood at 2 506 with 34 confirmed fatalities.
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