Mavoko Law Courts closed for 10 days after 7 staffers tested positive for COVID-19


Mavoko Law Courts closed for 10 days after 7 staffers tested positive for COVID-19
The Mavoko Law Courts has been closed for 10 days after 7 members of staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy

The Mavoko Law Courts was closed for ten days on Friday to allow court employees quarantine and break the chain of coronavirus transmissions.

The latest comes just days after the Mavoko Sub-County Infectious Disease Team of the Sub-County Department of Health and Emergency Services conducted a mass testing exercise on 24 staff members and three judicial officers at the Mavoko Law Courts.

Seven employees tested positive for COVID-19 and proceeded to quarantine in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

One member of staff who tested positive during the exercise is said to have succumbed to the virus while receiving medical care.

All urgent cases for Mavoko Law Courts shall be referred to the Machakos Law Courts during the period of closure.

Meanwhile, a statement by acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said that the judiciary is currently monitoring the situation at the Kithimani Law Courts where, out of a staff of 16, three staffers tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently in quarantine.

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