Flu outbreak forces Road Fund to break

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By Kefiloe Kajane

Road Fund has announced a two-week break after a flu outbreak which seemed to be increasing quite rapidly within its personnel.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Fund indicated that the break will commence on July 6, and full services will resume on July 20.

The statement says the break is in line with Covid-19 protocols, both local and international, which state that people with flu-like symptoms should stay at home to avoid infecting others.

“Following a recommendation by the Road Fund management, the board of directors resolved to shut down offices for two weeks to enable staff to fully recover from the viral infection. This was also seen as the best precaution in ensuring the safety of the employees in the short and long term.

“During the break, the office will be thoroughly fumigated to disinfect the whole premises and a mass testing of 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 on the July 20, 2020,” Road Fund further explained.

The Fund will remain functional remotely during the precautionary shutdown period.

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