The county government of Nandi through a memo from the county secretary’s office has ordered for closure of both the executive and the county public service board offices for a period of fourteen days after one of the senior most staff died of Covid-19 related complications.
Through the memo, the county secretary Dr Francis Sang said the directive is aimed at limiting the risks of transmission of the disease after it was found out that there were eight positive cases connected to the recent demise of the county public service board official.
“Her demise necessitated contact tracing and testing which turned positive for eight staff members who are currently undergoing medication at home based care” read part of the memo.
The health department has also been directed to undertake compulsory targeted testing immediately for routine surveillance to all staff members who came in close contact with either the departed top official or the eight confirmed Covid-19 cases mentioned earlier above.
The memo also directed all the committee members of the staff who actively participated in the funeral planning of the departed staff to avail themselves at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital for testing, and if there will be positive cases, the affected are required to go on a seven day compulsory leave pending further directions and advise by the county health department.
The memo further revealed that the county government of Nandi is working closely in partnership with the Ministry of health in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic to ensure safety of every Kenyan.