Over 3 200 COVID-19 Tests Conducted at Rebosis Property Fund’s Testing Facilities
3 July 2020
Pretoria, July 3rd, 2020.
Rebosis Property Fund (Rebosis or the Company) has been at the forefront of conducting COVID-19 testing at its Forest Hill City Mall, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Health; Tshwane Health District and Faith Care Medicals. The testing site has been a massive success with over 16 600 individuals being screened for COVID 19 and over 3 200 individuals being tested.
In line with the South African government’s call to action on advancing active community screening and testing programs, Rebosis has successfully rolled out and will continue to roll out screening and testing at certain identified facilities in Tshwane, Gauteng, with significant numbers of people being screened and tested for the virus.
As part of the Company’s strategy to continuously support the government and the Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH), the current testing facility at Forest Hill City has succeeded in achieving its targets and the last day of the facility at Forest Hill Shopping Centre will be Friday, 3 July 2020.
As indicated by Rebosis and the Gauteng Department of Health, at the launch of the testing facility at Forest Hill, further testing sites will be rolled out across Rebosis’ shopping centres in Tshwane, Gauteng, with the next site earmarked to be at SunnyPark Shopping Centre situated in Sunnyside, Tshwane. This is part of an intensified drive to control and curb the spread of the virus and this approach allows us to utilize our presence in communities across the province and more specifically Tshwane.
Screening and testing at SunnyPark will commence shortly with the SunnyPark testing site having its official launch on 6 July 2020. With the number of positive COVID-19 cases spreading in communities, the risk to vulnerable communities is increasing and our priority is to work with the Gauteng Department of Health and our health partners, Faith Care Medicals to expand the testing capabilities, protect public health, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
At the testing facility, enhanced health and safety measures are in place including enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer and social distancing for everyone who is present.
“The health and safety of communities is of the utmost importance to Rebosis, and we are actively working with the Gauteng Department of Health, through our testing sites to respond to this increasingly difficult situation. It is our responsibility to ensure that our communities are screened and tested in greater numbers to ensure our people are protected against the spread of the COVID-19 disease,” says Sisa Ngebulana, CEO of Rebosis Property Fund.
More information about the testing sites can be found on the SA Corona Virus website, https://sacoronavirus.co.za/