Two Covid-19 cases reported at KBC

In Summary

• Managing director urged employees to fully comply with all government and corporate regulations on Covid-19.

• "Management advises those that may feel unwell to seek medical attention. Those who may have come into contact with the affected staff are advised to test for Covid-19 and/or self isolate," the MD concluded.

A view of KBC broadcasting house in Nairobi.Photo/File
A view of KBC broadcasting house in Nairobi.Photo/File

Two staff members at Kenya Broadcasting Channel (KBC) have tested positive for Covid-19, managing director Naim Bilal has announced.

In a press statement released on Monday, Bilal said that while appropriate protocols have been activated to prevent infection from the affected staff, "the situation calls for enhanced personal responsibility within and outside Broadcasting House (BH) to protect ourselves, colleagues, families and others."

He urged employees to fully comply with all government and corporate regulations on Covid-19.

"Management advises those that may feel unwell to seek medical attention. Those who may have come into contact with the affected staff are advised to test for Covid-19 and/or self isolate," the MD concluded.

On Saturday, Sarova Stanley hotel temporarily closed its Thorn Tree Café after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

The hotel said the two employees are in a stable condition and in isolation.

“Sarova Hotels and Resorts confirms that two of our employees at Sarova Stanley Thorn Tree Café have tested positive for Covid-19. The two are currently in a stable condition and in isolation as per the ministry of Health guidelines,” a statement read in part.

The hotel said as a result of the development, the restaurant had been closed to allow teams to implement health, safety and compliance protocols which include fumigation and disinfection of the entire hotel.

Kenya's coronavirus cases as at Sunday were 7,886, with 2,287 recoveries and 160 deaths.