Econet Dismisses Reports That It Is Shutting Down Its Shops Due To COVID-19

Econet has reportedly distanced itself from a social media message circulating purporting that the mobile network giant will close its shops due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Herald reports.

Econet spokesperson spoke to the publication and said:

While we are taking all the necessary steps and precautions to protect our staff and customers at this time, there is no truth whatsoever in claims that we have ‘declared a national shutdown.

It is not our place or responsibility to make any such public healthcare pronouncements which we believe are the prerogative of the government and public healthcare experts.

Our shops will be open tomorrow (Monday) and Econet will continue to offer its services to the public, albeit in a manner that is safe for our staff and customers, unless or until the situation changes

Meanwhile, Harare still has 1 positive COVID-19 case according to the health ministry.

More: The Herald

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