By Bennie Mundando
TOPSTAR Communications Company Limited says it has tested all its staff in Lusaka for COVID-19 and has subsequently sent them home as results are being awaited.
The company says it recently conducted COVID-19 tests among staff on the Copperbelt and two members of staff tested positive and that the staff have been quarantined and are receiving medical treatment from home.
Company Public Relations Manager Joy Chula says as a further precautionary measure, Lusaka-based staff were today tested and sent home as results are being awaited in the next few days.
Ms. Chula however says in the meantime, the National Operations Centre (NOC), Technical, IT, Call Centre and Business Halls remain open for business but will work in shifts while other members of staff will work remotely from home.
“As the function of a signal distributor is necessary and significant in the communication and media space, it is important that TopStar puts in place measures that will keep digital television broadcasting operational for the general public to receive signal and access information during the pandemic.
“TopStar has applied a series of protection for the well-being of all staff since the outbreak of the pandemic, including but not limited to sterilized work place, distant working space, dedicated commuter vehicles, anti-pandemic education, and face masks for everyone,” Ms. Chula said.
She says TopStar understands that the accuracy of information weighs much in our fight against the pandemic, thus we will actively cooperate with relevant Government departments and agencies to deal with and control the current situation.