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Refuse collections delayed in CT as workers test positive for COVID-19

CAPE TOWN - At least three workers at different waste depots in Cape Town have tested positive for the coronavirus.

This has caused some delays in refuse collections.

Earlier this week, a staff member at the Solid Waste Management collections depot in Woodstock tested positive for COVID-19.

The depot has been closed.

Both the facility and its vehicles will be deep cleaned.

Those who've been in contact with the infected staff member are in self-quarantine.

Affected households in the CBD, Century City, Kensington, Langa, Lansdowne, Claremont, Woodstock and surrounding areas should only take out their bins next week on the scheduled removal day.

Last week, an employee at the Bellville collections depot tested positive and a few weeks ago a worker at the Woodstock cleansing depot contracted the virus.

Residents have been urged to wash and disinfect bins regularly.

For official information about COVID-19 from the Department of Health, please click here.

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