Mombasa to be testing centre for truck drivers

Mombasa to be testing centre for truck drivers

30 April, 2020

 

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Rashid Aman today  at Afya House confirmed that 12 more cases tested positive making a total of 396 in the country. This comes from a total of 777 samples tested from 14 counties in the last 24 hours.

The Health CS announced that 7 of the cases are from Mombasa, 3 from Nairobi and 1 each from Wajir and Kitui. The cases in Mombasa are spread between Kuze (Old Town) with 4, Bondeni 1 and Kidunguni 1. The cases in Nairobi are from  Eastleigh, Fedha and Kileleshwa. 5 of the cases were from quarantine centres while 7 were picked up by the ministry’s surveillance teams. As of today, a total of 20,268 samples have been tested.

The gender distribution consists of 9 males and 3 females while the age distribution ranges from 1 and a half years for the youngest and 75 years for the oldest.

He also confirmed that 2 more patients have died in the same time period bringing the number of fatalities to 17.

As part of a strategy to combat the disease, Kenya as a member of the EAC has decided that in order to ease clearance of truck drivers at the border, all Kenyan drivers shall be tested from Mombasa.