The New Government Complex in Gweru, Midlands, which houses all the provincial government department heads and 500 employees, was partially closed on Wednesday for disinfection after Provincial Affairs Minister, Senator Larry Mavima, tested positive for coronavirus.
All employees from the second floor, where the Minister, Provincial Development Coordinator and Provincial Public Service Inspector’s offices are located and all its wings, were working from home as the area was closed for fumigation.
Midlands Provincial Public Service Inspector, Andrew Chimanyiwa, said the fumigation of the provincial headquarters was being done in phases and will continue this Thursday.
We have temporarily closed the second floor and the rapid response team was fumigating the offices and everything there.
We are currently operating from outside, so tomorrow (today) the fumigation will continue on the ground floor.
Sen Mavima becomes the latest high profile official to contract the virus which causes COVID-19. He is in self-isolation at home and is asymptomatic.