A number of banks at Capegate Shopping Centre in Brackenfell have closed after staff members contracted COVID-19.

The mall’s marketing manager, Amanda McCarthy confirmed to Radio 768 that African Bank, Nedbank, Capitec, and ABSA, are all affected. Staff members at each of these banks have tested positive, and are now self-isolating.

Cape Gate confirmed to Cape Town ETC that the banks have all been deep cleaned.
“The banks have all been deep cleaned but staff are now self isolating to ensure no-one else gets infected. All the other stores that are allowed to trade are open.”

McCarthy told Radio 786 that the Cell C store in the mall also temporarily closed its doors after a manager contracted COVID-19. The store has since reopened after following the necessary decontamination process.

Such closures have not been uncommon during the lockdown, with multiple police stations and grocery stores closing intermittently to sanitise after a staff member is identified as having contracted the virus.

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