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Coronavirus – Kenya: The first family is free from COVID-19, spokesperson says

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State house, Nairobi, Kenya — As part of proactive measures being implemented to contain the spread of Covid-19, State House staff are regularly tested for the disease.

Mrs Kanze Dena Mararo, the State house spokesperson said that the tests are conducted on all staff including His Excellency the President and members of his family.

Mrs Mararo said that during last week’s mass Covid-19 testing held on Thursday, 11th June 2020, four (4) persons were found to have contracted the disease.

The infected officers were admitted at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital in Kiambu County for treatment.

Families and close contacts of the affected officers are also being attended to accordingly.

Mrs Mararo further added that 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. 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. Let’s us all therefore endeavor to fully adhere to the Covid-19 containment protocols as set out by the Ministry of Health.”, concluded Mrs Mararo.

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