Kwale county set to re-open restaurants

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya (right) flanked by county commissioner Karuku Ngumo when he addressed the press outside his office to give update on the coronavirus situation in the county on Monday May 18, 2020.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya on Monday held a meeting with the county emergency response team on Covid-19 discussing various ways on how residents will remain focused during this period of fighting the pandemic.

Speaking outside his office in Kwale town he announced the opening of restaurants and each restaurant will have all its employees tested.

The governor said the testing will be done again after every 21 days and public health team will also give operational regulations as well as do constant monitoring.

Mvurya said that the county on Sunday recorded one positive coronavirus case whereby the patient is already quarantined at the Msambweni dedicated covid-19 unit.

He said the process of tracing his contacts is ongoing and 36 people have already been identified and put on self-quarantine, while receiving food aid from the county government.

On the other hand, Mvurya has said that security surveillance at the Lunga Lunga border with Tanzania has been enhanced and no one will be allowed into the country.

“All the 11 truck drivers who tested positive for corona virus on Sunday were citizens of Tanzania and were not allowed in the country,” said Mvurya.

He went on, “We also had another positive case at Kombani, a person who had taken the test in Mombasa but managed to cross over. He’s currently under quarantine at our covid-19 unit in Msambweni. The primary contacts have also been placed on quarantine.”

Mvurya also said that the covid-19 response team recommended that all food restaurants will be opened in the county after operators have been tested for coronavirus and licensed by the department of public health.