Panic as four statehouse employees test positive for COVID-19

Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena wo has said that four statehouse employees have tested positive for COVID-19 PHOTO COURTESY

Four statehouse employees have tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus disease.

This according to a communique by the statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena who said that the Families and close contacts of the affected officers are also being attended to accordingly.

The infected employees are admitted at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital in Kiambu County for treatment.

“The tests were conducted on all staff including President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family on 11th June 15, 2020,” said Dena.

However, she assured that President Uhuru Kenyatta and all members of the First Family are safe.

“State House would like to inform Kenyans that His Excellency the President and the First Family are safe and free from COVID-19,” she said in a statement 

This led to the Public health officials to start monitoring families of the affected families and their close contacts, in line with regulations of the Ministry of Health as outlined by the World Health Organization.

She pointed out that extra access protocols for State House staff residing outside the compound and visitors had been rolled out, to contain the spread.

“Let’s us all, therefore, endeavor to fully adhere to the COVID-19 containment protocols as set out by the Ministry of Health,” she said.

133 more COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Monday bringing the national tally to 3,727 cases.