HARARE, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe civil servants on Wednesday appealed to their employer to be allowed to work from home except for those in critical services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The country has so far recorded three cases of the virus, with one of the people infected dying on Monday.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced a raft of measures in a bid to contain the virus, including closing borders, limiting public gatherings and encouraging firms to decongest their work places.
"The Apex Council requests that the Government of Zimbabwe immediately allow all civil servants, except those in essential services, be given permission to work from home until such a time the COVID-19 threat recedes.
"The Apex Council makes this request in light of the measures on social distancing announced by His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe," Cecilia Alexander, Apex Council chairperson, said in a statement.