Government has confirmed the closure of the Wolmaranstad Post Office and Home Affairs branch, per the Health MEC’s orders, for failure to comply with COVID-19 safety regulations.
The government took to Twitter on Wednesday, 10 February 2021, to release a statement announcing the closure of the Wolmaranstad Post Office and Home Affairs branch. The closures were at the request of the North West Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) for Health, Madoda Sambatha. According to the statement, the aforementioned offices were in violation of COVID-19 safety regulations.
Additionally, the statement noted the efforts that Sambatha has put in place to ensure that public offices adhere to the regulations. The statement read, “The closure of the Wolmaranstad Post Office and Home Affairs office follows the closure of a supermarket in Zeerust and one store in Tlokwe by the MEC last month. Sambatha continues to criss-cross the province, raising awareness on COVID-19, encouraging public compliance to prevention measures, and checking businesses for compliance with the regulations.”
There has been no word yet on when the offices will reopen, or if there will be further action taken against the management of the aforementioned offices.
See the post below.
[Read] North West Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha, has ordered the closure of the Wolmaranstad Post Office and Home Affairs offices after they failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations https://t.co/BljDZc5Jao pic.twitter.com/lGHkzYSB2Q
— @SAgovnews (@SAgovnews) February 10, 2021