Makadara Law courts closed for 14 days after staffers tested positive

Makadara Law courts closed for 14 days after staffers tested positive

The Makadara Law Courts will be closed down for 14 days in measures meant to avert the spread of the new coronavirus, the Judiciary said in a statement on Wednesday.

Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Amadi noted that the measures were informed by 2 coronavirus infections within the law courts.

“We direct that the court be closed for fourteen (14 days) and all Magistrates and staff to proceed on self-quarantine forthwith.” the statement read.

The break will allow disinfection of the court premises and allow those affected enough time to seek medical attention.

Milimani law courts will also be closed down between July 24 and July 25 to allow for disinfection.

The court serviced will resume on Monday, July 27.

Meanwhile, the Mombasa Court that was similarly closed after identification of Coronavirus cases was re-opened on July 6.

There were no severe cases reported at the court, as the affected staff members were only asymptomatic and have since tested negative.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health announced that 12 more patients died from coronavirus in Kenya raising the death toll to 250.

Speaking during the Press briefing, Health CAS Rashid Aman said older people have increased mortality.

“They (medics) need to ask about preexisting conditions. Often this cohort will be anxious and fearful of leaving their households. Due to physiological changes of ageing, old people are susceptible to COVID-19. I urge healthcare givers to provide sound advice to families…. Healthy eating helps and so older people should be supported,” he said.

According to the CAS, 397 people contracted the new coronavirus in Kenya between Monday and Tuesday, raising the country’s tally of infections to 14,168.

He said the new cases are from 3,637 samples: so far cumulative samples tested are 249,998