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Disinfected to reduce the risk of further infection

Pretoria – Covid-19 is causing increasing disruption in the city, forcing public facilities to close, frustrating residents.

Now viewed as the epicenter of the second wave of infections, city service facilities must be closed for thorough cleaning if Covid-positive cases could pose a risk.

The busy Waltloo licensing center closed Tuesday, impacting vehicle registration and licensing. In some other licensing centers, from time to time some new applications may not be available to help staff deal with this.

Tshwane city spokeswoman Lindela Mashigo said the affected licensing center would be disinfected during the shutdown and interruption of operations to combat the risk of further infection.

“Scheduled driving tests will not be affected by the cessation,” he said.

“The licensing center will come back online once the disinfection process is complete,” he said, referring residents to other Tshwane centers, Centurion, Akasia and Bronkhorstspruit.

Mashigo said Waltloo employees were at home and had taken precautions to meet occupational health requirements.

The Department of Transportation has renewed all driver’s licenses, driver’s license cards, temporary driver’s license cards and professional permits expired between March 26 and December 31, 2020 through August 31.

The Pretoria West Parks Depot ceased operations Tuesday after a positive Covid-19 case was reported. The depot should be disinfected before reopening.

Again, the staff were told to stay at home.

Pretoria News