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City of JHB responds to comments made by an employee regarding treatment of covid-19 positive employees

City of JHB responds to comments made by an employee regarding treatment of covid-19 positive employees

2 July 2020 8:48 AM

Yesterday just before the end of our show we received a disturbing call from a distressed Phumla who identified herself as a nurse working for the City of Johannesburg.  
She told us that she is self-isolating at home after testing positive. She made claims that city of Johannesburg Management is telling staff members to keep their covid 19 status to themselves because they don’t want them to face stigma… She also raised concerns around patients that she came into contact with prior to receiving her test results. She is worried that they might have been exposed and no contact was made with them.

Bongani joined by Mlimandlela Ndamase, City of Joburg Spokesperson

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