Covid Case

National broadcaster ZBC on Wednesday announced the suspension of normal programming after a member of staff at its national broadcasting center in Harare tested positive to COVID-19.

Internal correspondence from the corporation’s acting chief executive officer Helliate Rushwaya to all members of staff dated July 28 said a member of staff based at ZBC Pockets Hill who last reported for duty on July 16 had tested positive to the virus.

“We would like to notify all staff that as a result of this development, staff on duty will be tested at Pockets Hill on Wednesday 29th July 2020.

This will be in addition to the pre-scheduled disinfection of Pockets Hill premises taking place on the same day,” she said.

Rushwaya ordered all employees with remote work capabilities to work from home with only critical staff expected to report for work.

“Normal programming from Pockets Hill for both radio and television will be affected until further notice,” she said.

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