COVID-19:Zimra closes Bulawayo office after employee is infected by client

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ZIMBABWE REVENUE AUTHORITY (Zimra) has on Wednesday closed one of its Bulawayo offices after a staff member tested COVID-19 positive, Zim Morning Post has learnt.

This development was communicated via a communique authored by the Commissioner General Faith Mazani to staff members on Wednesday.

According to Mazani, the affected employee is one of the three employees who were in contact with an external individual who tested positive in March.

“The affected staff member and two other staff members were on duty on March 18 when they interacted with an external individual who later turned COVID-19 positive.

“They stopped coming to work and went into self isolation inline with World Health Organisation guidelines and returned to work on March 26,” stated Mazani.

She subsequently ordered the immediate closure of the office and said it will be fumigated starting from May 1.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Child Care on Wednesday revealed that the country has recorded a total of 40 confirmed cases, four deaths and five recoveries.

Harare remains the epicentre with 19 confirmed cases.

Government has also stepped up the testing and trdacing programme to flatten the curve.

More than 8 000 people have been tested to date.

The national lockdown extension is due to expire on May 3 subject to review by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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