The Free State department of health has denied claims that there had been cases of Covid-19 reported in Sasolburg.
In a report published by TimesLive, a letter claiming to be from the provincial department stated that there had been four cases of Covid-19 reported in the township of Zamdela, Sasolburg.
“Please be alert that the letter purporting to be coming from the department warning people about Covid-19 cases in Sasolburg is false,” provincial department spokesperson Mondli Mvambi said on Monday.
Mvambi said the fake allegation was “negatively affecting” the health institution.
He said a fake letterhead, incorrect address of the hospital and the municipality were used in the letter.
He said that Covid-19 cases were announced only by minister of health Zweli Mkhize and not by provincial or any other departments.
“To this end, we do not have any cases in Sasolburg.”