NIS closes Lethem office after staff comes into contact with COVID patient

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The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has temporarily closed its Lethem Office after one of its staff came into contact with a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.

NIS in a statement said nine persons are employed by the office.

It said the entity was advised by the COVID-19 Task Force to “to facilitate the proper sanitizing of the facility among other measures.”

NIS said it regrets any inconvenience caused.

Region Nine has so far confirmed 102 COVID-19 cases with of which 96 are active. Of that amount, eight are in the town of Lethem.

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