Kenya Ports Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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General Manager Operations and Harbour at Kenya Ports Autority (KPA) Master Captain William Ruto (L)
An employee at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) headquarters at the port of Mombasa tested positive for Covid-19.

A report published by the People Daily on Tuesday, March 31, indicated that the employee was taken to the Mombasa Hospital while 15 others who were in contact with the patient were forced to quarantine.

Another employee at the authority with Covid-19-like symptoms was also taken to the Pandya Memorial Hospital in Mombasa. 

General Manager Operations and Harbour at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Master Captain William Ruto (L)

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On Monday, March 30, panic gripped the institution after a cleaner who claimed to have been in contact with the first case was taken ill.

KPA manager in charge of operations, William Ruto, assured the employees that there was no cause for panic.

He stated that the confirmed case had left work on Friday, March 20, and had been in hospital since then.

Further, he urged all employees at the facility to ensure that they followed safety guidelines including hand washing and social distancing.

The case was highlighted two days after the Diamond Trust Bank announced that one of its staff members at the Kilifi branch had tested positive for Covid-19.

The bank informed its stakeholders that the suspected Covid-19 case had forced other staff members to go into self-isolation for a period of 14 days.

The bank had been closed down for a period of time and disinfection of the premises was undertaken.

Kenya now has 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Monday, March 30, confirmed that 8 more patients had tested positive for Covid-19.

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