17 March 2020
To: All Valued Daybreak Stakeholders and/or Business Associates
RE: Daybreak Statement – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
In light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak being declared a national disaster by the President of the Republic, it is imperative that everyone keep calm and take the necessary measures to try and curb this pandemic. It is also understandable that there has been much panic due to the lack of verified facts and floating rumours about the spread of this virus.
It is for this reason that we, as Daybreak management, deem it necessary to issue a statement pertaining to the fake news doing rounds on Whatsapp messaging platform claiming that three (3) of our employees have contracted Coronavirus. We would like to inform our stakeholders that, to our best knowledge, these rumors are baseless and unfounded. We have not been made aware of any reported cases or suspicions thereof.
Furthermore, in an effort to effectively manage the risks and exposures to this unfortunate virus, we have since implemented pro-active safety and protective measures across all our operational sites and have (and continue to) communicate directly and indirectly with all employees on how to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities at large. These protective measures are in addition to our already existing stringent food safety handling and hygiene practices.
The said precautionary measures include inter alia;
We remain open to any further engagement with our stakeholders and appreciate any feedback in this regards.
Thank you for your continued support.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER