NPA probes Gqeberha harbour crew

The NPA is investigating reports that authorities have been misled. The Eastern Cape Health Department says no one was informed that someone on board a carrier vessel was displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Courtesy #DStv403

PORT ELIZABETH - The NPA is investigating reports that authorities have been misled.

The Eastern Cape Health Department says no one was informed that someone aboard a carrier vessel was displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

That's after at least 14 crew members on board a bulk carrier that docked at the Gqeberha harbour tested positive for COVID-19.

"We have confirmed that at least 14 crew members tested positive for COVID-19," said Sizwe Kupelo of the Eastern Cape Health Department.

"Ten other crew members who were also subjected to testing tested negative."

Kupelo said the situation seems to be under control.

Source
eNCA

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