(Last Updated on December 3, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
… Urges Clients to utilise E-services facilities
HARARE – The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) said eight employees stationed at Beitbridge border post tested positive for Covid-19 as the country reopened it’s land borders on 1 December.
The tax collector assured stakeholders that tests for it’s staff at the post were already done and that contact tracing was ongoing.
ZIMRA has also ordered an immediate closure and subsequent disinfection of all offices and border stations that might be at risk.
Head of Corporate Communications, Francis Chimanda said: “The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) which continues to provide essential services, is taking the necessary precautionary steps, as guided by the World Health Organisation with the assistance of the Ministry of Health and Child Care following the recording of 8 cases of Covid-19 at our Beitbridge, border post.
“ZIMRA is very aware that due to the unique location of our offices and stations coupled with the essential nature of the services we provide, there is a need to remain vigilant in observing and practicing procedures that reduce exposure to Covid-19.
“In order to safeguard employees, clients and the public, ZIMRA continues to implement guidelines from the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health and Child Care in reducing the impact of the Covid-19 threat to operations and human life.”
The Revenue Authority has urged it’s clients to pre-clear their goods and also utilise it’s E-services platforms to reduce the risks that come with overcrowding that is usually found at border posts.