Kilifi County Assembly [photo: Baraka FM]
Nov, 3rd 2020 – Kilifi County Assembly will remain closed for further 14 days, effective today after reports that one employee has tested positive for COVID 19.The county Assembly Board confirmed that, the members of the assembly were on recess, but the County Assembly Service Board, was still conducting its duties in the premises.
Workers have been urged to work from home in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Governor Amason Kingi announced last week a raft of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus after six county employees contracted Covid-19, among them a County Executive member.
Kingi said that only those offering critical services would be allowed to work for a period of two weeks. In the two weeks period, a fumigation exercises were carried out together with contact tracing.
He said, “The number of positive cases are rising at an alarming level in the first wave cases were few in some areas but now the numbers have increased. Urgent action must be taken to address the plight, from Thursday the number of county staffers will reduce to remain with only the critical orders, we shall reduce the number of officers in the departments.“
Last week, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya forced County offices to close after 57 health workers tested positive for Covid-19.
Elsewhere reports indicate that 52 students and six teachers in a school in Busia have tested positive of the coronavirus. The ministry of education is yet to confirm the reports but the affected are said to have been isolated for treatment.