ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) has confirmed that one of its staffers this week tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 virus.
AMH are the publishers of three of Zimbabwe’s most popular newspaper flagships in NewsDay, Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard.
The notice (addressed to employees and valued customers) was issued yesterday (Wednesday) by AMH spokesperson, Levy Tswatswa.
“One of our team members based at our Harare Graniteside offices tested positive for COVID-19 on August 11 through Rapid Results Tests conducted at one of our major clients’ (premisis),” he said.
“As a precautionary measure, the employee is self-isolating and stable while waiting for PCR testing for confirmation,” Tswatswa added.
Zim Morning Post is reliably informed that the COVID-19 case is that of a journalism student on attachment with the media house.
Meanwhile, AMH has shut its doors to the public, appealing to its clients to bear with it while measures to disinfect its operating environment are taken.
“In the interim, our offices are closed to the public and those requiring services are advised to use our digital platforms and call centre numbers… for services,” Tswatswa said.
According to the communique, full services would be restored after “all regulatory requirements have been met”.