80 people that work at Munhumutapa Building, the building that houses president Mnangagwa’s offices reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, Zim Morning post reports.
A source privy to the developments told the publication that, Public Service Commission even sent 85% of its staffers on quarantine after the novel coronavirus hit the government department’s offices in Harare.
The matter came to light in a memo seen by the publication from PSC Secretary Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe to other staff members which reads in part:
In view of the continued increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within the civil service, the Commission has been left without a choice but to further reduce the number of essential staff. Reduce the number of essential service staff to 15% of the current members coming to work. Reduce the number of people who use public transport since local community transmission is on the increase
PSC reportedly also sent memos to ministerial heads advising them to reduce the number of workers in their offices and introduce remote working.
Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases are 10 cases short of 5000 positive cases since the onset of the virus on 20 March 2020.
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