Two workers tested positive for Covid-19 at state owned Premier Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), the company said in a statement on Sunday. “PSMAS confirms that two back office staff members working at its Harare Head Office have tested positive for Covid-19,” PSMAS managing director Engineer Tendai Kapumha said.
“The staff members are in isolation and recovering at home. We wish our colleagues and all those affected by this virus a quick and full recovery.” The Covid-19 Rapid Response Team have been roped in, he said, to assist with contact tracing and appropriate interventions.
“We are in the process of ensuring that all staff members who are at potential risk of exposure are tested. As part of the precautionary measures, PSMAS Head Office will be temporarily closed with immediate effect, to allow disinfection of the building,” he said.
Kapumha added that: “Communication will be made once all the protocols for resumption of operations are in place.” To ensure the protection of its staff members and other stakeholders, PSMAS had already taken preventative action at all its branches, as guided by World Health Organisation and Ministry of Health and Childcare.