The coronavirus is South Africa is fast taking the lives of many people. South Africa has nearly one-third of Africa’s confirmed cases with more than 106,000, including more than 2,100 deaths.
Africa’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday and volunteers who received injections.
Kaya FM management shared how the station has been affected by the virus.
In a statement sent out this morning, Kaya FM’s management said they have taken the decision to immediately close its premises, due to a confirmed Covid-19 case amongst staff.
“Our company of 97 employees have been informed, and we as a company are managing the potential for further exposure pending the results of other employee’s tests,” the statement reads.
“Our fundamental priority is the health and safety of all our employees. As a precautionary measure, the Kaya FM building will be temporarily closed while a deep cleansing process is carried out until further notice. Essential staff members have been advised to self-isolate and quarantine while working from home. The company is facilitating testing for staff members and contact tracing for those who may have been exposed to anyone with positive results.”
From the beginning of the lockdown, Kaya FM says they have been taking additional measures to ensure that they safeguard their health that of their employees and preserve our ability to operate.
“Management implemented a rotational system to only allow essential workers into the building, and presenters like Thabo “Tbose” Mokwele have been presenting their shows from home,” they said. “Our technical team have put systems in place to ensure that all Kaya FM shows, news and sports will be broadcast remotely until further notice. The objective is to keep to our regular programming as much as possible.”
Kaya FM MD Greg Maloka said: “I have every confidence in the protocols that have been put in place by our management team, and our teams’ superior capabilities to ensure the safety of our employees without interrupting our ability to broadcast the latest updates to Afropolitans. The Kaya FM family is our number one priority, we will get through this together as a company, and as a society at large”.
Kaya FM news department will continue to provide live updates of important developments in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic from around the continent and they encourage all Afropolitans to continue taking care of themselves.