Textbook Centre closes down HQ after staffer tested positive for COVID-19

Textbook Centre closes down HQ after staffer tested positive for COVID-19

The Textbook Centre has closed down its Kijabe street Headquarters and its Kijabe street branch after a member of the staff tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The member of staff, Citizen Digita understands, has since been isolated and is receiving treatment.

Consequently, the branch will remain closed from Friday, July 3 and shall remain so until Monday, July 6.

This, the organization said in a statement to media houses, will allow for thorough cleaning and disinfection.

The organization also confirmed that it had begun mass screening of all staff at its headquarters as well as kicking off counselling and support.

The latest comes just as Kenyas coronavirus case load nears the 7,000 mark.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed that 268 people had tested positive for the coronavirus between Wednesday and Thursday.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said the country now has a total of 6,941 cases of the new coronavirus.

“Out of this number 259 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners, with 160 males, and 108 females. The youngest is a one year old while the oldest is 80,” he said during a Press briefing.

The number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was 2,704 bringing the cumulative sample size to 176,059.

Distribution in counties is as follows: Nairobi 175, Mombasa 28, Busia 18, Kiambu 11, Kajiado 9, Migori 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Machakos 6, Narok 2, Makueni 1 and Muranga 1.

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