Mombasa County Assembly has been shut down as 8 people tested positive for Covid-19, and the two-week recess in place was extended for 14 more days.
The MCA’s were to report back to work this past Monday.
Extended Shutdown for Self-Quarantine
Previously, Deputy Speaker Fadhili Makarani said three MCAs had tested positive, adding that the 14 days might be extended to 21 days due to the surging numbers of Covid-19.
“We have three MCA’s and a few staff who tested positive and that is why we decided to extend the recess because the whole place needs to be fumigated. People have been given two weeks to go for self-isolation,” said Makarani.
However, Speaker Kharub Khatri later confirmed seven MCAs and one staffer had tested positive.
Employees kept in the dark
Employees at the assembly now say they have been kept in the dark and are prone to infection following allegations that the testing exercise was halted since it was ‘costly’.
“I am not in denial that our people are at risk, but we need to test them and if the situation gets worse, we will close the assembly,” said Makarani.
The Health Ministry has warned that the country brace itself for a second wave of Covid-19.
State of Covid in Kenya to-date
To date, Kenya has recorded a total of 49,997 cases, 34,429 recoveries and 920 deaths.
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