Residents of Diepsloot fill out forms at a temporary COVID-19 coronavirus testing station before being tested.
JOHANNESBURG - A mass COVID-19 testing and screening drive has been held in Diepsloot township in Johannesburg.
That's after a nurse at a local clinic tested positive for the virus.
Young and old came out in their numbers to get tested during this massive drive.
Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku and Gauteng Premier David Makhura observed the programme.
They noted that high-density areas are hotspots for COVID-19.
"We still need more from the citizens here in terms of social distancing, in terms of maintaining the basic hygiene," said Masuku.
Makhura said just over a thousand people have been tested in Diepsloot since the outbreak began.
"We are targeting areas of big concern to us," he said
'We know part of the reason we rush to areas like this is and Alexandra is that if one person tests positive, they can infect a lot of people."
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