Road Fund has announced a two-week break after a flu outbreak, which is reported to be increasing rapidly amongst the organisation’s personnel.
This is according to the organisation’s press release published on July 02.
The release shows that the break will begin on July 06, 2020 and full services provided by the organization will resume on July 20, 2020.
However, the Fund will remain functional remotely during the precautionary shutdown period, the release says.
The decision to shut down offices was made by Road Fund Board of Directors following the recommendation by management. This, according to the organization is meant to enable staff to fully recover from the viral infection and ensuring short and long-term safety of the employees.
As the release stipulates, the break is in line with COVID-19 protocols thus both local and international, which state that people with flu like symptoms should stay at home to avoid infecting others.
According to the release, during the break, the office will be thoroughly fumigated to disinfect the whole premises and a mass testing to all staff will be conducted to ensure that those infected and affected by the viral infection get treated and will be fully recovered by the time the office reopens.
Established in 1995, the Road Fund is mandated to finance road maintenance, upgrading and rehabilitation of road network and road user safety programmes.
Source: Road Fund (Press Release)