A COVID-19 case has been reported at Next Media Services, a multimedia company that houses NBS TV.
According to the statement issued on Sunday August 23, 2020, by Desire Derekford Mugumisa, the Head of Public Relations and Communications at Next Media, the case was confirmed from the tests done at the company during the week facilitated by the Ministry of Health.
“As per the preliminary reports, one of us unfortunately has tested positive for Coronavirus from the tests we held at the office during the week as facilitated by the Ministry of Health,” said Mugumisa in a statement on Sunday.
He added, “The affected one is currently undergoing treatment as guided by the Ministry and will continue to self-isolate until cleared to report to the Next Media Park.”
Efforts to identify the confirmed case’s contacts at the company, Mugumisa said, are underway.
Those established as contacts, he added, will also go into self-isolation.
COVID-19 has continued to infiltrate media houses. Companies such as Vision Group, NTV, BBS TV among others, have reported COVID-19 cases.