“Normal Broadcasting Affected,” As ZBC Staff Tests Positive For Coronavirus


A worker at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), Pockets Hill studios in Harare, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The development was revealed by Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms Halliet Rushwaya in a notice to staff members Tuesday evening.

She said the employee concerned is now self-isolating at home while government guidelines regarding contact tracing, disinfection and testing are being implemented.

The broadcaster said normal programming will also be affected while visitors won’t be allowed at Pockets Hill until further notice.

It added that staff at the Montrose studios in Bulawayo were tested earlier this week while those in Harare are scheduled to undergo testing this Wednesday.

Zimbabwe has witnessed a surge in the number of coronavirus cases recently with many companies closing or suspending services as members of staff tested positive for the virus.

The Parliament of Zimbabwe is one of the institutions that have since suspended business over the virus after two legislators tested positive this week.

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