Three Mombasa KPLC staff test positive for COVID-19 as County numbers hit 629

KPLC workers conducting a routine check. |file

Kenya Power and Lighting Company staff working at the company’s Mombasa office (Electricity House) were forced to undergo COVID-19 tests after three of the staff tested positive for the disease.

According to a statement from the Company’s Managing Director and CEO Bernard Ngugi, the employees, working on the first floor of Electricity House and the banking hall will be required to stay at home for a week as they await results and health check clearance before resuming duty.

“The three who contracted the disease are undergoing medical treatment and psychological support as they recover,” read the statement.

As part of measures to mitigate the spread of the disease, the company also fumigated the building, under supervision of the Ministry of Health.

“Even as we take these actions, I encourage all staff to continue adhering to the Government measures in containing the spread of the virus,” said the CEO in his statement.

Meanwhile, the County’s COVID-19 figures rose to 629 after 34 more people tested positive for the disease on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 11 are from Mvita, eight Jomvu, Five Changamwe, Four Likoni while Kisauni and Nyali have three cases each.