NSSA house closed on Covid 19 grounds

NSSA house closed on Covid 19 grounds

Staff reporter

HARARE, The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has temporarily closed down its   NSSA house in Harare to allow for deep cleaning and decontamination following the incidence of a positive COVID-19 test for one of its employees.

In a notice Marketing and Communications Executive Tendai Mutseyekwa said the affected employee was last at NSSA House on the 10th of July 2020 due to the implementation of a decongestion programme that has seen the Authority operating at one third of its staff complement.

“NSSA management wishes to advise stakeholders of the temporary closure of NSSA House in Harare with effect from Monday 27 July 2020 to allow for deep cleaning and decontamination following the incidence of a positive COVID-19 test for one of our employees.

This decision was taken in compliance with Section 6 of Statutory Instrument 174 of 2020, Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (Amendment) Order, 2020 (No. 14).

The affected employee was last at NSSA House on the 10th of July 2020 due to the implementation of a decongestion programme that has seen the Authority operating at one third of its staff complement. Management has however resolved to implement the necessary precautionary measures,” he said

Mutseyekwa said the Authority is also conducting contact tracing to facilitate testing for individuals who may have been in contact with the affected employee.

“All other NSSA offices are safe and shall continue to operate under the Ministry of Health and Childcare COVID-19 guidelines,’ he said.

This comes at time the country has been hit hard by covid 19 in the past few weeks with local transmission which are untraceable taking toll.

To date the country has 2525 (1960 active) confirmed cases, 34 deaths and   518 recoveries.