Health authorities in Zaka District have ordered the closure of an N Richards Wholesale shop after three workers tested positive for coronavirus.
The Zaka District COVID-19 task force has ordered the closure of the N Richard branch at Jerera Growth Point and put all staff under mandatory quarantine for 10 days.
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The three employees who have tested positive are self-isolating at home.
The district task force has also started decongesting the growth point, with police accompanied by Environmental Health Officers, deployed there starting this Friday to make sure that the movement of people is limited.
Zaka District Medical Officer Dr Mutero Mupereki today confirmed the closure of the N Richards shop, saying it will only reopen after fumigation of the building and the end of the 10-day quarantine. He said:
We have deployed teams of Environmental Health Officers and police to Jerera as part of efforts to decongestant the growth point beginning today and as I speak now the N Richards shop is closed and fumigation of the building has not yet started.
Jerera Growth Point is Zaka District’s major economic hub and the outbreak of COVID-19 at the business centre comes as cases of the virus have been spiking in Masvingo province.