Kilifi County has so far recorded 34 COVID 19 cases among them three foreign fishermen from Pemba and truck drivers tested at Mazeras border point in Mombasa after testing a total of 2300 people.
The Rabai Sub County leads with 18 cases followed by Kilifi North Sub County with 11 cases while Kaloleni has reported three cases and two cases in Kilifi South Sub County. There are no cases reported in Malindi, Magarini and Ganze Sub Counties.
Giving an update on the disease to the media outside his office on Tuesday, the County Governor, Amason Kingi said it is disturbing that the people have started discarding the ministry of health directions risking more infections in the coming months.
“We are seeing boda boda riders ferrying passengers without masks while social gatherings are becoming normal. This trend is dangerous and the police should take action as it could lead to more cases,” he said.
He said among the reported cases are seven people working in slaughter houses in Mariakani, Uwanja wa Ndege in Mazeras and the truck drivers mainly from Mombasa and Taita Taveta directions.
Kingi revealed that there are 308 beds isolated in different health facilities in the area ready to admit any reported cases.
He appealed to residents to always observe the ministry of health regulations and continue to minimize converging in funerals without wearing masks.
By Harrison Yeri