Brits police officer tests positive for Covid-19 11th May 2020
A Brits police officer has tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, 9 May, and the Brits police station has been temporarily closed.
Brig Vish Naidoo, national spokesperson for police, confirmed on Monday that a female Warrant Officer at Brits police informed her commander on Saturday that she had tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine check up.
“She also indicated that her doctor advised her to do a second test which she did and the result is awaited. The station has been evacuated and it is currently undergoing a decontamination process,” Naidoo said.
He said three police members who had been in close contact with the Warrant Officer, and who are suspected to be at risk, have also been tested. The police members are two Captains and a Lieutenant Colonel at the police station.
“A (police) tent will be erected in Court Street in Brits from where the public will be assisted.” Calls to the Brits police station will be redirected to the Hartbeespoort police station from where it will be directed to the Brits police patrol vehicles.
Special Report on COVID-19 regarding CPF meetings and engagements:
The Secretary General of National CPFs has directed that all CPF and sub-structure meetings whether public or committee meetings will cancelled until the end of April 2020 or thereafter as prescribed by the President of RSA in order to control the spread of COVID-19 virus.
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A big thank you to all those whom heeded the call to NOT use fireworks during the festive season.
The overwhelming majority of people in our area refrained from using fireworks both during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
To those few individuals who did detonate fireworks we say…You are in contravention of the Explosives Act and urge you to in future abide by the example set by the vast majority of people.
It was one of the quietest festive seasons on record in terms of the use of fireworks.
From the Police and Community Police Forum we extend our most sincere gratitude to the community.
Advisory Fireworks Please take note that use of fireworks is strictly prohibited not only during the festive season but at any other time. Only in special circumstances with written permission from Madibeng Disaster Management may fireworks be used. Remember fireworks create a major fire hazard to thatch roofs and veld areas. Domestic and wild animals/ are seriously affected by the noise fireworks create. Many children and adults are seriously injured by fireworks every year. Please do the right thing and do not use fireworks this festive season. Perpertrators could face hefty fines being imposed on them by the Police.
Special Report on Crime Prevention Operation conducted today 21st August 2019 in Hartbeespoortdam.
Fifty eight Police members comprising Brits Cluster and fourteen Police Stations in addition to four members from North West Provincial Traffic conducted an anti-crime operation mainly in Sector One. Several arrests wete made including three for illegal sale of liquor, one for illegal sale of second hand goods and twenty one traffic fines were issued.
This type of operation is a very good deterrant to criminal and no crimes were reported during the operation.
Thank you members in blue. The community always appreciates high Police visibility in our area.
General comment on crime trends in Hartbeespoortdam.
As from 7th June 2019 to 24th of July 2019 eighteen vehicles have been stolen mainly in Sector One and one vehicle stolen in Sector Two. Eight of these vehicles were Toyota Yaris and Toyota Etios’s
Hartbeespoortdam Police have been requested to deploy a task team in order to stem the tide of vehicle theft in our area.
It's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time. Stay up-to-date with public health guidelines from https://coronavirus.datafree.co/.