Kilgoris court closed after senior staff tests positive for Corona

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 00:00 |
Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu during a recent launch of the Kilgoris High Court. The law court has been closed after a staff tested positive for Covid-19. Photo/PD/file

Kilgoris Law Courts have been closed for two weeks after a senior employee  contracted Covid-19. 

In a notice, the court has been closed effective May 4 to May 17 to allow fumigation and all staff put in isolation in a bid to control spread of the virus.

Addressing the press yesterday, Narok County Commissioner Evans Achoki confirmed the closure, saying  all the employees will be isolated and undergo testing.

“All staff will undergo mandatory isolation to avoid spread of the disease, as the public health officers fumigate court premises,” he said.

The commissioners at the same time warned residents against defying Ministry of Health protocols, saying the government will apprehend offenders. 

“We will not relent in enforcing the law on Covid-19, because one person can spread the deadly disease to many others who could not be aware that they are sick,” he said.

Health measures, he said, include putting on facemasks correctly, frequent hand washing and keeping social distance where possible.

According to statistics in the department of Health, 630 persons have tested positive in the county while 24 have succumbed to the disease since it was first reported in the county in June 2020.

At the same time, 6,400 persons have received the Covid-19 jab out of the 9, 000 dozes that were received in the county.

Among those vaccinated include 994 health workers, 874 security officers, 796 teachers and 3,398 others, according to the data from the county Public Health department. - KNA

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