Waltloo licensing center among services affected by coronavirus in Tshwane

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By Sakhile Ndlazi 1h ago

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Will be disinfected to fight against the risk of new infections

Pretoria – Covid-19 is causing more and more disruption in the city, forcing public facilities to shut down much to residents’ frustration.

Now considered the epicenter of the second wave of infections, city departments must close for a thorough clean-up whenever positive Covid cases may pose a risk.

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The busy Waltloo licensing center closed on Tuesday, impacting motor vehicle registration and licensing operations, while in some other licensing centers some new applications are not available from from time to time to help staff cope.

Tshwane city spokeswoman Lindela Mashigo said during the period of closure and suspension of operations, the affected license center would be disinfected to combat the risk of further infections.

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“However, the scheduled driver’s license tests will not be affected by the suspension of operations,” he said.

“The licensing center will reopen as soon as the disinfection process is complete,” he said, referring residents to other centers in Tshwane, Centurion, Akasia and Bronkhorstspruit.

Mashigo said staff working at Waltloo are at home and taking precautionary measures to meet occupational health requirements.

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

The Pretoria West Parks depot suspended operations on Tuesday following a reported positive Covid-19 case. The depot had to be disinfected before it was reopened.

Here, too, the staff were told to stay home.

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