One Dead As CBZ Shuts Down 7 Branches After 35 Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

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CBZ has joined the list of companies that have recorded COVID-19 positive cases and temporarily halted operations, Newzwire reports. CBZ reportedly closed 7 Branches after 35 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

This was revealed the Bank’s CEO Blessing Mudavanhu who said:

To date out of over 900 tests conducted, regrettably a total of 35 of our staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. One of our staff members sadly passed away on Sunday 26 July 2020, having also tested positive.

We anticipate opening of these Branches and offices within 48–72 hours for continued business thereafter

According to the publication here are the 7 branches that have been closed:

  1. Selous Avenue
  2. Southerton
  3. Kwame Nkrumah Avenue
  4. Highfield
  5. Samora Machel Avenue
  6. Westgate
  7. Robert Mugabe Avenue

CBZ which is the country’s largest banks in terms of branches has 50 branches countrywide.

More: NewZire

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