Transnet has taken decisive action to help the spread of Covid-19 and designated properties across three provinces to be used as quarantine sites and shelters for the homeless during the 21-day lockdown.
For those who cannot self-quarantine and self-isolate at home, these facilities will act as temporary shelters to help reduce the impact of the outbreak. The local governments will provide catering, security and waste removal for all facilities.
In Gauteng, Esselen Park School of Rail Campus and Parkhill Lodge properties and are the quarantine sites - available since 27 March and until 16 April.
In KwaZulu-Natal, No 60 Mayors Road in Pietermaritzburg (Msunduzi Municipality) has been available since 27 March and ending on 17 April.
A student lodge in Bloemfontein in the Free State province was opened to the homeless on 25 March and will be available until 17 April.
These facilities will have the capacity to take over 600 people during the lockdown period.