Executive office block at State House placed on partial lock down after Covid-19 cases

4 members of staff were on Monday confirmed to be Covid-19 positive

Executive office block at State House placed on partial lock down after Covid-19 cases

State House Nairobi has been placed on a partial lock down after four members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Reports indicate that the house on the hill has introduced strict safety protocols to ensure that the infections do not spread to other staffers or to those outside State House.

One of the measures introduced is the placement of a partial lock down that has seen a ban on any movement into or outside of State House.

Citizen TV reported its sources indicating that the Executive Office block which houses the offices of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his senior aides has also been placed on partial lock down and only a handful of pre-screened staffers are allowed to access the facility.

State House spokesperson Kanze Dena Moraro on Monday confirmed that President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta had been tested and found to be Covid-19 negative.

The State House spokesperson did not, however, explain the departments where the four confirmed cases - only noting that the contacts of the four patients had been isolated for testing.

"To strengthen Covid-19 containment measures, extra access protocols for State House staff residing outside the compound and visitors have been rolled out. State House would like to inform Kenyans that His Excellency the President and the First Family are safe and free from Covid-19," she stated.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Ruto appoints 49-member team to review CBC

Ruto appoints 49-member team to review CBC

Kakamega health officials probe suspected Ebola case

Kakamega health officials probe suspected Ebola case

Sakaja's plan to retain military after NMS hands back transferred functions

Sakaja's plan to retain military after NMS hands back transferred functions

NPSC appoints acting DCI boss

NPSC appoints acting DCI boss

Ahmednasir criticises how CJ Koome received Ruto in Parliament

Ahmednasir criticises how CJ Koome received Ruto in Parliament

Why Ruto has slashed Sh300 billion from 2022/23 budget

Why Ruto has slashed Sh300 billion from 2022/23 budget

2 Sugoi women stranded for weeks after attending Ruto's inauguration

2 Sugoi women stranded for weeks after attending Ruto's inauguration

7 key changes Ruto has made in his Cabinet

7 key changes Ruto has made in his Cabinet

Breakdown of ODM's Sh10 billion assets

Breakdown of ODM's Sh10 billion assets