The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has temporarily closed its Head Office and Harare Region Branch after eleven (11) staff members tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement, the national examinations body revealed that the offices will be closed from Wednesday 29 July 2020 to Monday 3 August 2020, with normal business activity expected to resume on Tuesday 4 August 2020.
We publish the ZIMSEC statement in its entirety below:
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ZIMSEC OFFICES
We would like to advise all our valued clients and stakeholders of the temporary closure of our ZIMSEC Head Office and Harare Region Branch from Wednesday 29 July 2020 to Monday 3 August 2020. Normal business activity is expected to resume on Tuesday 4 August 2020.
This closure is to facilitate thorough disinfection of our offices as a precautionary measure to mitigate against the spread of COVID 19.
This measure has been taken after 11 members of staff tested positive to the virus. The 11 members were subjected to the Rapid Diagnostic Test and we await the results of the PCR tests.
The affected members are being attended to in line with the WHO and the Ministry of Health and Child Care guidelines.
ZIMSEC, like other establishments, has not been spared by the COVID 19 pandemic therefore to ensure the safety of our staff and stakeholders, mandatory testing is being conducted for all personnel.
Clients in need of Certifying statements of Results, Verification of Results and Study materials are able to access these facilities and process them on-line from the comfort of their homes through our website, www.zimsec.co.zw.