County procurement offices closed over Covid 19

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Nakuru County Procurement offices have been closed for fumigation after one of the employees in the Department tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, Governor Lee Kinyanjui, said that the officer was picked out during a routine testing of County staff after the county initiated a mandatory testing for all its staff.

The Governor said that tracing of contacts had already been initiated while the offices had been temporarily closed.

 “All services will be handled virtually for the next few days,” he added.

Kinyanjui said that the testing will continue to be undertaken on all cadre of staff in a bid to safeguard all employees.

The Governor further said that his Administration would be issuing guidelines on the provision of critical services to ensure that service delivery flows smoothly.

He assured the County employees that his Administration was committed to providing them and their families with the necessary support to protect them during this difficult time,

The Governor urged them to continue adhering to Ministry of Health protocols in order to protect them and their families from the killer virus.

Nakuru ounty has in the recent past witnessed an upward trajectory in the number of Covid 19 cases being reported. Yesterday, it recorded its highest Covid 19 cases of infections, 22, bringing the total tally to 227. 

The County also registered its highest ever death toll with five Covid-19 fatalities being recorded over the same period.

County Executive Committee Member for Health, Dr Zachary Gichuki Kariuki, in his brief, urged residents to take personal responsibility by avoiding public gatherings and keenly observing the containment measures that include social distancing and hygiene. 

The statement further indicated that 10 out of the 11 Sub- counties had recorded a case of the disease, with Naivasha, Nakuru West and Nakuru East being the worst affected.