Nandi County HQ shut down for two weeks after 8 staffers test positive for COVID-19


Nandi County HQ shut down for two weeks after 8 staffers test positive for COVID-19
FILE PHOTO: Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration taken on January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

Nandi County headquarters has been shut down for 14 days after eight staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Six are from the Finance and Economic Planning Department, one is from Public Health and Administration while another is from Public Service and e-government.

“The offices shall remain shut to cut the chain of transmission. Meanwhile the staff from the said departments shall proceed to work from home for a period of 14 days from October 19, 2020,” said Dr. Francis Sang (County Secretary and Head of County Public Service).

He directed the contacts of the affected officers to proceed on self-quarantine and urged them to get tested for COVID-19.

Dr. Sang further noted that testing of staff in the affected departments will begin on Monday, October 19, 2020.

“Fumigation and other appropriate preventive measures will shall be undertaken within all county affected offices. All departments to ensure strict hand washing and masking across all the department is done,” he said in a statement.

On Sunday, Kenya reported 685 new cases of the coronavirus, tested from 4,912 samples.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the country’s coronavirus caseload now stands at 44,881 cases.

“The new infections indicate a 12% positivity rate compared to the 4% positivity rate before COVID-19 restrictions were lifted,” he added.

 

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