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Mediamax on lockdown after one employee tests positive for COVID-19

Mediamax Network Limited has closed an entire floor after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

In an internal memo sent to the employees, Mediamax C.E.O Ken Ngaruyia on Sunday 12 July 2020 confirmed that the employee that had contracted the virus was working in the Finance Department which is based on the third floor of Longonot Place.

He went on to state that the employee was already self-isolated per home-based care guidelines.

“Please be informed that one employee in the Finance Department has tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting mild symptoms. The employee has already self-isolated in accordance with home-based care guidelines,” read part of the memo.

The C.E.O went on to state that in the interest of other employees’ well-being, the company had taken measures to prevent more infections.

He advised members of the Finance Department and those who work closely with the employee to self-isolate for a period of 14 days as soon as the employee was recommended for the COVID-19 testing.

The Mediamax boss also stated that would be arrangements to fumigate the facility and ordered the lockdown of the third floor till Tuesday.

He also stated that there would be an assigned medical service provider to handle all matters regarding any COVID-19 cases and would also include medication and any guidance related to quarantine.

He concluded by saying that the company had started analyzing options of ensuring that the office was not congested. He added that employees might revert to the shift working arrangement that they had before.

“Start analyzing options of ensuring that the office is not congested and will be engaging the managers to develop and refine the options. This may mean that we partially revert back to the shift working arrangements that we had before as advised by the different heads of departments,” he concluded.

This comes after the country recorded 189 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday 13 July 2020 bringing the total cases to 10, 294. 12 deaths were reported and 65 people were discharged.

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