Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho is mourning second nurse to succumb to covid-19 in less than a month.
Ms Margaret Mwadime died at the Coast General Teaching and refferal Hospital on Saturday.
The long serving nurse at the facility contracted Coronavirus and was battling it at the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit at the largest health facility.
Joho termed Ms Mwadime’s death as a huge loss to the Mombasa county health department.
According to Joho, the second wave of the pandemic has claimed may lives within the county.
He expressed his concerns over the surge in Covid-19 cases in the county.
“The frontline workers have been at high risk during this pandemic, however, we are trying our level best to protect them,” said Joho.
He urged locals to fully adhere to all Covid-19 containment measures so as to tame further spread of the deadly Virus.
According to the Mombasa County Chief, the county remains at high risk due to its metropolitan nature urging locals to be more vigilant.
“We should not be forcing people to put on facemasks, wash their hands regularly and maintain physical distance. These protocols are well known to us,” noted the Mombasa Governor.
He said the county Inspectorate will work closely with security agencies and health officials to ensure locals fully observe health guidelines to contain the spread of Covid-19.
He urged locals to take full responsibility in fighting the disease.
Joho’s remarks come amid wrangles between the health workers and the Mombasa county government with health officials claiming the county government has ignored their grievances.
Recently the nurses union Mombasa chapter threatened to down their tools if the county government will not pay their salaries on time among other demands.