NEWS: The Verulam Day and Frail Care Centre, north of Durban, has dismissed speculation of COVID-19 cluster infections at the facility as fake news. This after rumours circulated, relating to a number of people at the facility having contracted the coronavirus.
The frail care facility has prevented infection of any patient by remaining under level 5 lockdown protocol in order to protect their patients. Manager Fathima Khan says appropriate measures are in place to assist in preventing anyone within its doors from contracting COVID-19.
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