Two Communications Authority staff test positive for Covid-19

As cases of the Coronavirus continue to be reported from across the country, two employees of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) have tested positive for the virus. The two employees, who are currently receiving medical attention, were on leave when they were tested and had no contact with other staff at the CA offices.

“They are responding well to treatment. Equally, the tracing and testing of the people they came into contact with, including their families, is on-going. Unless it is extremely necessary to visit our offices, customers are encouraged to interact with us electronically via [email protected]. Licence fees and other payments should be made to our bank accounts or through mobile money platforms indicated in the respective invoices,” stated CA in an announcement.

The country’s telecom’s industry regulator has urged all guests visiting its offices along Waiyaki Way and other satellite offices throughout the country to observe the Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols, including wearing masks, washing and sanitizing hands regularly and observing social distancing requirements.

Apart from CA, the week also saw the ministries of Treasury and ICT issue notices to their staff announcing the scaling down of operations to minimise further spread of the virus after dozens of employees tested positive.

All operations and services at the head office of the Ministry of ICT have been scaled down after the death of an employee. Several workers at the headquarters were also confirmed to be infected with the virus.

The Principal Administrative Secretary at the National Treasury issued a memo to all staff informing them that 10 of their colleagues have tested positive for Covid-19. Following the development, Treasury announced that it would liaise with Ministry of Health to test  200 people per day from July 14 to July 16.


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