Residents of Arconpark urged to stop spreading fake news

Today, the Red Cross together with Disaster Management had a screening and testing at Arconpark shopping complex in Vereeniging where they were testing for Covid 19, especially after the news spreading that there has been a person found infected with the coronavirus.
Mr Hendrick Van Aswegen who is the centre manager said that Checkers (Arconpark)h confirmed that there is no-one among their staff who had the virus. He also assured the community that it’s safe for them to still come and do their shopping as the complex is clean and he pleaded with the residents of Vereeniging to stop spreading fake news because it’s bad publicity for the complex.
Mr Dosto Noge, who is a community leader, said it is important to make a decision to test. If you’ve been using public transport, or smoking, or being careless, make sure you go and test. Speaking to the media, Mr Chris Van Der Merwe confirmed that there was no staff member who was diagnosed with the virus, but there was a staff member who came to work and the temperature was high, she was asked to return home and the following day the temperature was normal.
Thabiso Mosiane who is a rep from Disaster Management said their main focus is to break the fake news and educate public about the Covid 19.
May the community be reminded that spreading fake news is a punishable offence. If it has not been verified, don’t spread it. Reported by Tseko Mahlatsi Photos taken by Tseko Mahlatsi Lekoa FM 91.0