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Wasco suspends business amid a positive Covid-19 case


Mojabeng Moalosi

The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) has indefinitely suspended its services following one of its employee’s admission to a quarantine health facility for treatment after testing positive for SARS-CoV2 (Covid-19).

WASCO released a press statement on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 announcing to the public suspension of business.

The statement indicated that since the employee was based at WASCO Head office (HO) in Maseru, the premises were put under total lock down, through the decision of WASCO COVID-19 Rapid Response team (WCRRT).

“The team leader of WCRR is in liaison with Ministry of Health has evacuated all the staff members at HO (Head Office) to stay at home.  The fumigation of the offices has been mobilised,” the company noted.

It added: “In collaboration with MoH and World Health Organisation (WHO) covid-19 protocols, several interventions have been set in motion and appropriate measures put into action. All walk in Customers Care Services has been suspended until further notice, thus, customer and the public at large are requested to use other walk in facilities.”

Wasco advised that water and sanitations are central in the fight against covid-19 particularly washing of hands.

“The company understands the importance of the provision of these services to the customers and the public at large. On the same token WASCO has committed to the safety of its staff and all the external stakeholders.

“If there are any bursts or any other enquires people are expected to call free toll no 800 22 011,” reads the statement.

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