eNCA confirmed on Monday afternoon that their anchor, Shahan Ramkissoon, has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement sent to EBNewsDaily, the broadcasting channel said Shahan started feeling ill last week and was advised to go for testing on Friday and his results came back on Monday, 22 June 2020. Shahan will remain off-air and in self-isolation until the end of the stipulated 14-day period.
“The eNCA anchor is part of a team based in the channel’s Johannesburg office isolation studio that was set up eight weeks ago as part of the broadcaster’s disaster management plan. The studio was set up to help minimize risk and manage the number of staff members working in a single area, in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
“The isolation studio is completely removed from the channel’s main broadcast area, and its operations have not been impacted. All staff members on the affected shift, based in the isolation studio, have been sent home to self-isolate,” eNCA said.
“The company is undertaking the necessary track and tracing process to identify potentially exposed staff members.
“In view of current developments, eNCA has initiated further measures to protect its employees, including the addition of separator screens inside the studios operating rooms,” they added.
The channel says they will continue to monitor the health of affected employees.
Source – ebnewsdaily.co.za