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Contact tracing on for six Kang cases

Contact tracing is ongoing following the registration of six COVID-19 cases in Kang as at August 31, Kgalagadi north district health management coordinator has revealed.

Ms Kgomotso Moruisi told a press briefing on Wednesday that the six patients had been transferred to Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital.

 She said among the six patients was a Kang Primary School pupil whose contact tracing led to 84 pupils and six teachers who were under home quarantine still awaiting results.

Ms Moruisi said with effect from September 1, 15 more contacts had been identified and tested with nine of them quarantined at Nakabu Lodge and six at Kang Village Development Committee guest house.

She said contact tracing was now focused at Motaung Community Junior Secondary School, Kang Brigade and other business centres in Kang.

She pointed out that some contacts had escaped while others did not have mobile phones thus making contact tracing difficult.

Ms Moruisi said the first two cases, registered August 16 and 17, emanated from Gaborone’s Princess Marina Hospital where the duo had gone for regular dialysis treatment.

Prior to that, she explained, the rapid response team had quarantined 17 contacts and one tested positive while the remaining 16 were released after testing negative.

The positive case led to nine other contacts from which  six results came out positive, she said.

For his part, Hukuntsi Sub-district acting deputy district commissioner, Mr Bigboy Mangwa, encouraged Kang residents not to panic but rather to ensure compliance to all health protocols as well as to cooperate with health officials.

He also discouraged the sharing of cigarettes and utensils as that could posed danger to their lives. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Malebogo Lekula

Location : Hukuntsi

Event : Press briefing

Date : Sep 02 Wed,2020

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