Kilifi County Assembly closed after staffer tests COVID-19 positive

Kilifi County Assembly closed after staffer tests COVID-19 positive
The Kilifi County Assembly. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Kilifi County Assembly will remain closed for the next 14 days after one of the staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, County Assembly Speaker Jimmy Kahindi said all other staffer had been ordered to work from home.

“It has come to our attention that one of our staffers has tested positive for COVID-19. Subsequently the County Assembly of Kilifi has suspended all activities with immediate effect from today, 3rd November for 14 days up to 17th November 2020 as per the Ministry of Health directives,” said the Speaker.

The Assembly chambers are set to be fumigated during the time closure.

The Kilifi County Assembly becomes the next to temporarily shutdown after Nakuru County Assembly which was closed on Monday for the next 14 days following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the area.

The Nakuru County Assembly Speaker, Joel Kairu said measures would be put in place to have Assembly meetings held virtually.

“In view of the aforementioned and upon consulting with the house leadership, I wish to issue the following directives: All physical meetings including plenary are hereby suspended for a period of fourteen (14) days effective from 3rd November, 2020,” said the Speaker, in a communication released on Monday.

He further announced that all ward representatives will be required to, among other things undergo COVID 19 tests before resumption of physical meetings.

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