Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless Dismisses Allegations Of Shutting Down Due To Coronavirus - Reports

Zimbabwe’s Econet has vehemently denied claims that it had shut down its stores due to the coronavirus epidemic. This follows a social media post that was purportedly from an Econet staff member claiming that the company had shut down due to coronavirus.

Econet’s Spokesperson said that while Econet is taking all the necessary precautions to protect its employees and customers at this challenging time, there is no truth in claims that the mobile operator has ‘declared a national shutdown’.

He added that it is not Econet’s responsibility to make any such public healthcare proclamations which are the prerogative of the public healthcare experts and the government.

The Spokesperson reiterated that all Econet stores would remain open and that Econet would continue to offer its services to the public in a manner that is safe for all employees and customers, until or unless the situation changes.

In collaboration with Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Childcare, with the City of Harare and other leading partners, Econet has been working tirelessly at raising public awareness of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and how the public can protect itself from contracting or spreading the virus.

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