It comes after several members of the New Rest community in Gugulethu, Cape Town tested positive for the virus.
Fear is mounting among residents in this part of Gugulethu.
According to New Rest community leaders, it's believed at least seven people have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still roaming these streets.
“Our concern as residents is that people are not taken into quarantine. People who have tested positive are living among us,” said community leader Sandisile Mjo.
The provincial health department says some people who went for testing gave incorrect information and so, it hasn't been able to locate them.
This is forcing the department to take further steps.
“The next step the department made was to contact the police as well as community leaders to assist, also to enforce the positive people to isolate in their houses.
"If people can’t isolate in their house, the department does have safe and comfortable facilities," said Western Cape government health spokesperson, Monique Johnstone.
Gugulethu falls under the Klipfontein area, which has recorded 518 cases of COVID-19.
The provincial health department is worried people here aren't adhering to lockdown regulations and therefore risk infecting each other.
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