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Mombasa governor opens second Corona emergency center

[Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho (Left) with other officials at the TUM Covid-19 emergency response centre. Photo/GPS].

Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho has opened a second Covid-19 response center at the Technical University of Mombasa.

The centre located at the TUM main campus has a 300 bed capacity.

Speaking on Thursday during the launch, Joho said the second Coronavirus emergency response centre will cater for the mild cases while the serious ones will be referred to the main Coronavirus treatment centre at the Coast general referral hospital isolation centre.

Joho who seem to put all his efforts in taming the disease says the realisation of the second centre was as a result of close working relationship between Mombasa County government and the Private sector.

“We will do everything possible, apply all ways and use all avenues to fight this pandemic,” he said.

The governor also inaugurated 4 ambulances properly fit with modern health equipment inside to attend to Covid-19 patients.

The four ambulances will be stationed at the second Covid-19 response center at TUM.

High risk

Joho said the county is at risk of recording the highest number of Covid-19 cases in th country following its metropolitan status.

[Mombasa second Covid-19 emergency centre located at the Technical University of Mombasa. Photo/GPS]

Joho has put his efforts in ensuring locals adhere to health and safety measures provided by the government.

He said that the county is currently implementing various mitigation measures to tame the spread of Coronavirus in the county.

Among the measures Joho has implemented are installation of an automated disinfectant machine at the Likoni ferry channel, distribution of face masks among locals and distribution of food and other basic needs to vulnerable families in the county.

On Thursday the Ministry of health announced 17 more Coronavirus cases.

12 of the seventeen cases are from Mombasa.

The country has so far confirmed a total of 320 Covid-19 cases.