The Public Service Commission (PSC) has slashed its staff members by 85 per cent after discovering that a huge number of government employees has also tested positive for COVID-19, which include those who are working at MunhuMutapa Building on which the president’s office, Cabinet and Zim Morning Post are located.

The PSC announced that they had reduced duty staff by 85 percent in circular number 11 for the attention of all permanent secretaries.

While not making mention of the number of civil servants who had tested positive for the infectious illness, PSC Secretary Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe directed that only 15 percent must be at their work stations while those who remain at home should be on standby.

PSC sent out the circular announcing to all heads of ministries that they needed to further reduce quite drastically the number those coming to work and to ensure that those who are at home are working.

The government, however, has been sceptical to release the exact number of its employees who are testing positive for COVID-19.

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