Police trainees test positive for Cholera in Hammanskraal

Police trainees test positive for Cholera in Hammanskraal

The police training academy in Hammanskraal has confirmed that three of its trainees have tested positive for Cholera.

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This comes as the death toll in the outbreak rose to 22 on Thursday.

The Hammanskraal training academy accommodates around 400 police trainees who are undergoing detective training.

National police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters says one of the trainees has been hospitalised.

"Police can confirm that about 71 trainees on Thursday underwent tests for cholera conducted by Department of Health officials."

"Three trainees tested positive and only one has been hospitalised for further medical treatment, while the rest were treated for minor symptoms. Academy personnel are monitoring the situation closely for any other infections."

Peters says the students have been provided with bottled water.

"Management of the South African Police Service's Human Resource Development Division, has started delivering bottled water to police trainees at the SAPS training academy in Hammanskraal."

"To this extent, a water purification system has been installed for the benefit of trainees and personnel, while taking precaution against the consumption of tap water amidst reports of water contamination in the Hammanskraal area," she added.


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