TWENTY-SIX ZANU PF employees tested positive to Covid-19 with plans underway to embark on a rigorous programme of testing districts and provincial employees with fumigation of party offices ongoing.
Zanu PF acting secretary for information and Publicity and Spokesperson, Cde Patrick Chinamasa said those who tested positive have been advised to go into self-isolation in line with the normal World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols on COVID-19.
“In compliance with the World Health Organisation protocols requiring institutions and individuals to be tested for COVID-19, ZANU PF directed that its staff members working at the Headquarters be tested for Covid-19.
“The total number of personnel who underwent mandatory testing on 28 July 2020 is 154. The results have just come out showing that 26 tested positive to Covid-19. Those affected are being informed,” he said.
Cde Chinamasa said those who are symptomatic have been advised to seek immediate and urgent medical attention.
“The Party is undertaking to hold periodic testing of its staff and leadership for Covid-19 in order to ensure that the working environment is safe. The Party HQ is being fumigated by health officers and members of staff have been asked to stay home during this process. Dr David Parirenyatwa is supervising the fumigation process. The Party wishes those affected a quick recovery.