Jõhvi tax board office closes after employee contracts COVID-19

Tax and Customs Board (MTA) logo.
Tax and Customs Board (MTA) logo. Source: Siim Lõvi/ERR

A Tax and Customs Board (MTA) office in the eastern Estonian town of Jõhvi has been closed for at least two weeks after one of its staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The MTA has asked members of the public who have been in contact with known carriers of coronavirus, or who suspect they have contracted it or are displaying symptoms, not to come in person to any of its offices. 

Heli Kullamaa, the MTA's customer services manager, added that all information is published on the authority's website LINK, and added her apologies for any inconvenience caused by the closure. 

The MTA has forwarded contact details of all those who may have come into contact with the infected employee to the Health Board, it says. The board will then contact those individuals with information on how to proceed. 

Jõhvi has been the latest epicenter of regional outbreaks of COVID-19, with infections traced to both a bar in the town and a nearby oil shale mine, which is also currently closed. 

The Jõhvi MTA branch office is due to reopen on September 14 at the time of writing. 


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