Gautrain, the mass rapid transit railway system of South Africa confirmed on Tuesday evening that a commuter tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Gautrain says a traveler who is a Director tested positive. It was subsequently found that he visited the Bombela Operating Company(BOC) in Midrand, Gautrain park and the Sandton stations on 12 and 14 March.
“He travelled to South Africa from France, and is currently in self-isolation,” the company said.
Gautrain said these precautionary measures have been implemented to minimise the risk of infection.
- Employees with risk of exposure to the virus will self-isolate.
- Hand sanitizers have been made available at all stations.
- The Gautrain system has been cleaned with alcohol-based disinfectants, and this process is regularly repeated.
- During maintenance hours, air ducts on the trains are treated with disinfectant.
“Please note that whilst the trains, stations, and buses are being cleaned and disinfected throughout the day, further cleaning is conducted overnight once the trains are back in the depot,” Gautrain said.