A woman was allegedly raped by a cleaner at a COVID-19 quarantine facility in Mossel Bay.

Spokesperson for the Western Cape Public Works Department, Jandre Bakker, says a suspect has been arrested.

“The Department of Transport and Public Works received a report of an alleged sexual assault at its quarantine and isolation facility in Mossel Bay. The DTPW takes any such allegations very seriously and will be giving our full support to the investigation,” Bakker said according to the SABC.

“The suspect, an employee of the appointed cleaning company has been taken into custody by the SAPS. The alleged victim has been taken from the site by the Department of Health to a different location and is receiving the needed support,” Bakker added.

The woman was taken to another facility.

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