Safaricom closes shops in Mombasa over COVID-19

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Th safaricom shop at City mall in Mombasa which has been closed down PHOTO COURTESY

Mobile telephone service giant Safaricom on Tuesday announced it had closed two of its shops in Mombasa to allow for cleaning, in efforts to curb the Coronavirus spread.

The two shops in Nyali and Mombasa’s Rex house will close for two days and reopen this Thursday after the cleaning exercise, the company, said in a statement.

Safaricom said it had also closed two other shops in Thika and Lavington Mall to “allow for cleaning, fumigation, and sanitization”.

The Rex-house shop located along Moi avenue is Safaricom’s first customer care center in Mombasa and handles hundreds of customers every day.

“We will be undertaking such measures regularly to our shops and customer-facing facilities, to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff and customers as we continue to help the country in managing the COVID-19 crisis,” Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom’s CEO, said.

Mombasa customers can in the meantime access services from other shops located in different areas including Digo Road.

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