Breaking – Tongaat employee tests Positive to Covid-19

Morris Bishi

Chiredzi – A Tongaat Hullet employee in the accounts department at Hippo Valley Estates has tested positive to the novel Covid-19 virus, impeccable sources have told The Mirror.

The employee showed flue like symptoms and his samples were sent to Bulawayo for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing. The results came out yesterday.

 The sources said that Tongaat has since closed down the accounts department and the place is being fumigated with further investigations underway.

Efforts to get a comment from the Provincial Medical Director (PMD) Amadeus Shamu were futile.

“One of the employees tested positive to Covid-19 yesterday and the company is waiting for the results of another PCR test done at Lancet Laboratory in Chiredzi. Meanwhile the whole department is now closed for fumigation and investigations to establish how the employee was infected. He was having flue like symptoms and went to Hippo Medical Centre where specimen were collected” said the source.

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