Ministry of Devolution staff under quarantine after 18 test positive for Covid-19

Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa at a past press conference/ COURTESY

All staff at the State Department for Devolution have been ordered to self isolate for TWO weeks after 18 officers tested positive for coronavirus.

The coronavirus test was conducted on July 23 and another will be carried out after the staff complete the two weeks quarantine period.

“Following the mass testing for Covid-19 that was done on 23rd July, 2020, it has come to our attention that 18 officers tested positive for the disease out of 128 samples,” reads the internal memo from Devolution Principal Secretary Charles Sunkuli.

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The staff will be required to report back on August 17 for another mass testing.

“The purpose of this memo is to inform all officers working in your departments to isolate themselves for the next two weeks, i.e from 3rd to 16th August, 2020.”

“I wish to thank the officers who undertook the test and since the results delayed, we need to do a further testing after the two weeks,” Sunkuli said.

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