Health officials start Covid-19 screening in Alexandra
10,000 field workers are in the Johannesburg township, where a case has been confirmed in a person who then ignored travel curbs
Field workers descended on the sprawling Alexandra township in Johannesburg on Tuesday to roll out the government’s screening and testing programme aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.
On Monday, the Gauteng health department confirmed a coronavirus case in Alex. On the same day, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the nation that the government would roll out a large-scale screening, testing, tracing and medical management programme to help manage the spread of the coronavirus. He said about 10,000 field workers will be visiting homes in villages, towns and cities to screen residents for Covid-19 symptoms...
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