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The Presidency confirms a positive case of COVID-19 on one of its essential staff

Public and staff access to the Union Buildings is currently limited following the confirmation that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

In line with government’s guidelines on the management of COVID-19 cases, steps have been taken to secure treatment of the relevant staff member and to provide support to the member’s family.

Steps have also been taken to ensure that officials who have contact with the staff member are screened.

The Presidency’s Pandemic Task Team, established to assist in managing all Covid-19 related matters, proactively initiated a process of disinfection and deep cleaning of all The Presidency facilities. This process commenced on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. 

Access to the Union Buildings is therefore limited to exceptional interactions.

The President and Deputy President have been working remotely and not from the Union Buildings since the start of lockdown.

The Presidency wishes the affected colleague a speedy recovery.

Public enquiries: Presidential Hotline 17737

COVID-19 Specific enquiries: NICD Hotline 0800 0029 999

Media enquiries: Spokesperson to the President, Khusela Diko on

Issued by: The Presidency