Public Service employees ordered to go home
Four days after an employee in the Ministry of Public Service tested positive for COVID-19, a second employee in the office has been infected with the virus.
Staffers were informed today that the office will be closed on Wednesday and will reopen on Thursday.
It’s the second time in days employees were instructed to pack up and go. On Friday, they were told to leave the office because of a positive case.
The secrecy surrounding this new case has enraged staff members who have no idea whether they were exposed to the infected person because senior officials won’t tell them who it is.
“The Ministry of Public Service needs to be held accountable if an outbreak happens,” said one frustrated worker.
The workplace has been labeled a COVID hotspot during the second wave of the virus.
“We have a consistent trend of workplace exposures, requiring a constant cycle of quarantining, deep cleaning, and sanitization. The workplace is now a hotspot,” said Health Minister Renward Wells.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 73 new coronavirus cases and two additional COVID-related deaths. 72 of those new cases are on New Providence.