Truck drivers have been urged to avoid Tshwane Fresh Produce Market after confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported.
Group Human Capital Management’s Gerald Singange sent out a notice to stakeholders of the temporary closure of the market in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Singange told staff members, the public and all stakeholders that the market will be closed for 48 hours initiated at around 22h00 on Tuesday night and would re-open on 27 June 2020.
“The market will be sanitised during the period of closure to combat the risk of Covid-19 infection,” he said.
Truckers should enquire with their managers on which alternative market to use, Johannesburg, Springs and Vaal are the other available options.
Tshwane market is the second largest fresh produce market in South Africa with numerous trucks from all over the country arriving every night to deliver fresh produce.
This comes on the sad news that the number of deaths in South Africa from COVID-19 has passed the 2 000 mark with 111 deaths being recorded yesterday (June 23rd) to bring the total to 2102.
The number of COVID-19 positive cases has now risen to 106 108 as of yesterday. This is an increase of 4518 from the previous day’s total of 101 590.