NAIROBI – Four officials at Kenya’s State House, Nairobi have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
State House spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo, says the four patients were identified after a COVID-19 mass testing exercise which took place on Thursday, June 11, and they have since been admitted at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital in Kiambu County.
In a statement Kanze said, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family were also tested for the virus and the results all came back negative.
“The tests are conducted on all staff including His Excellency the President and members of his family,” said Kanze in a statement.
“To strengthen COVID-19 containment measures, extra access protocols for State House staff residing outside the compound and visitors have been rolled out,” the statement added.
Dena not only re assured the public that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Family were safe and free from Covid-19, but also urged Kenyans to take extra caution against the virus.
“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,” Dena said.
This came hours after Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe announced 133 more Covid-19 cases rising Kenya’s national tally to 3,727 from 3, 594.
Speaking in Nyandarua while on a tour of the country’s health facilities, CS Kagwe also revealed that the number of recoveries had increased to 1,286 after the discharge of 33 more patients.