Most Hwange Retail Shops Closed As Workers Test Positive For Covid-19
A number of shops including leading chain store, OK Supermarket and TV Sales and Hire here have been temporarily closed. After some of their workers tested positive for Covid-19.
We note that this comes as the positivity rate in Hwange is said to be around 80% while about 70% of the local population is observing Covid-19 lockdown regulations. According to the Hwange Covid-19 task-force
Tknews discovered OK Supermarket was closed a few days ago. After four till operators tested positive while several others are waiting for test results.
TV Sales and Hire Hwange branch also temporarily closed after all employees reportedly tested positive.
Glow Petroleum fuel service station told us that they also closed. After a businesswoman who operates a takeaway shop at the premises tested positive. We managed to investigate on other shops. Hwange Golf Club also closed shop after all workers tested positive. Hwange is currently having a few open shops.
An official at OK Supermarket confirmed that the manager ordered the shop to be closed to allow for disinfection. He told this to tknews.
“The shop was closed to allow for fumigation after an employee tested positive to Covid-19,” he said to tknews while preferring to remain anonymous.