Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo has urged locals to remain calm following the ever rising Covid-19 positive cases in the county.
Kitiyo says the situation is as a result of mass testing of the virus that has been going on in the county.
He said by the end of this week more positive cases may be recorded in the county following the enhanced testing exercise.
He urged locals to volunteer for the testing so as to enable the county take measures to overcome the situation.
“You can see Old town, parts of Bondeni and Mlango wa Papa within the Island has remained our strong focus,” he said.
The County Commissioner said by detecting the positive cases, the county will initiate more stringent measures in containing the disease.
He said the Ministry of health and the county government have ventured more into isolation and treatment.
[The second Covid-19 isolation centre at Technical University of Mombasa-TUM. Photo/GPS].
“Our surveillance team is tracing contacts of persons who tested positive so that they can be isolated and treated,” he said.
He urged locals to strictly adhere to health and safety rules so that they prevent further spread of the disease.
On her part Mombasa County health Chief Officer Dr. Khadija Shikelly said that one person contracted the disease from a barber.
He urged barbers and salonists to as well observe strict health guidelines by not allowing many customers within their business premises.
Kenya’s Covid-19 curve has reached 384, while total recovery stands at 129 and 14 death.