22 Kisii county staff to self-quarantine after employee dies from Covid-19


Twenty-two  Kisii county government staffers will self-quarantine following the death of one employee from Covid-19.

The employee was based in the Finance Department and had started exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms.

This comes two weeks after five people were reported to have contracted the virus in the county.

The five were two commercial sex workers, a hotel waiter, a matatu driver and market trader.

The virus has caused a scaled down of operations in the counties and at the national government.

For instance, the neighbouring Nyamira county suspended assembly sittings from August 3 to contain the spread of the virus. There was already a case reported in the assembly.

At the national level, the Ministry of ICT scaled down operations following confirmation of Covid-19 cases.

The scaling down was made after a fatal Covid-19 case on the third floor of Teleposta Towers in the Central Business District.

This led to a subsequent mass testing at the State Department for Correctional Services on the third floor. More coronavirus positive cases were confirmed.

The services at the headquarters will be temporarily scaled down. This was done to stop the further spread of the virus within the building.

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“All operations and services at the Ministry Headquarter offices (BT and ICT) be scaled down temporarily with effect 15th July 2020 to 24th July 2020,” a statement from the ministry reads.

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across the world.

Kenya has lost 388 people to coronavirus after six more succumbed on Tuesday.

Kenya also recorded 605 new cases of from 4, 547 samples, pushing the country’s total to 23,202.

Additionally, 587 more patients recovered from the virus.

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Some 587 more patients have also recovered from the virus; 500 under the home-based care programme and 87 being discharged from hospitals.
This has raised the total number of recoveries to 9,327.

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