State House rolls out extra access protocols as four staffers test positive

State House
Four staffers and the presidential residence State House Nairobi have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to Spokesperson Kanze Dena, the four were found to have contracted the virus during last week mass testing that was contacted at the premise.

Addressing the public on Monday after the viral news, Kanze said State House has set up extra access measures for staffers residing outside and visitors.

“To strengthen Covid-19 containment measures, extra access protocols for State House staff residing outside the compound and visitors have been rolled out;” said Dena.

She further assured Kenyans that the President and the First Lady are safe and free from Covid-19.

“State House would like to inform Kenyans that His Excellency the President and the First Family are safe and free from Covid-19.”

Here is the statement from State House

As part of proactive measures being implemented to contain the spread of Covid-19, State House staff are regularly tested for the disease.

The tests are conducted on all staff including His Excellency the President and members of his family.

During last week's mass Covid-19 testing held on Thursday, 11th June 2020, four (4) persons were found to have contracted the disease.

The infected officers were admitted at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital in Kiambu County for treatment.

Families and close contacts of the affected officers are also being attended to accordingly.

To strengthen Covid-19 containment measures, extra access protocols for State House staff residing outside the compound and visitors have been rolled out.

State House would like to inform Kenyans that His Excellency the President and the First Family are safe and free from Covid-19.

State House would also like to remind Kenyans that every person is at risk of contracting Covid-19. No one is immune to the disease.

Let's us all therefore endeavor to fully adhere to the Covid-19 containment protocols as set out by the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, ODM party leader Raila Odinga received his Covid-19 test results from the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

Raila, who tested negative, was tested after Thursday mass testing at State House Nairobi.

Covid-19 cases in Kenya

In the last 24 hours, the ministry of health tested 3,365 samples, out of which, 133 people have tested positive for the virus.

The cumulative number of tests conducted so far is now 118,701, and the total case load in the country is 3,727.

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