As coronavirus cases rise companies and organisations are now being affected directly. First it was the Finance Ministry which was forced to close it’s offices after some employees tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine test. On Friday ZIMSTAT was forced to cancel it’s planned census training programs and shutdown it’s offices after some of the organisation’s employees tested positive for coronavirus.

Following the incidence of COVID 19 positive cases at Kaguvi and in the Public Service Commission Harare – Chitungwiza bus, all ZIMSTAT staff are kindly requested to stop reporting for duty with immediate effect.

We have engaged City of Harare to disinfect our offices and they are yet to respond.

In view of the above, all planned Census mapping training programs scheduled for 20th to 25th July 2020 are hereby cancelled.

Staff members will be advised when it is safe to return to work.

Memorandum on the issue by ZIMSTAT director-general Taguma Mahonde