Kilifi county Governor Amason Kingi photo


Tension raises in Kilifi county after 38 students from Marafa Secondary School test positive for the coronavirus in a single day.

Kilifi has been among numerous counties in Kenya that have endured the fight of the fast-spreading virus that extends to devastate on the health and economic sectors.

The county Governor Amason Kingi said the rate of infections had reached frightening rates and was now sneaking into the freshly re-opened schools.

“We have started getting so many cases, especially in schools, Marafa Secondary School is one case where 38 cases were tested in a day,” Governor Kingi said.

Governor Kingi advised residents to adhere to the guidelines and protocols by the Ministry of Health, urging that slacking on these would create unimaginable turmoil across the county.

“This is a call to all of us to follow these rules and guidelines so that we can defeat the virus if we don’t, it is not just this school but the entire county that will be in trouble,” Governor Kingi warned.

The students who got infected quarantined at the school with the county government saying it will provide their food and medication for the quarantine period.

At the same time, Governor Kingi advised that more stringent measures such as a total lockdown of the county- are likely if the cases continue to spread at that rate.

“We are not got allowing these cases to spread the way it is happening, if people do not follow these rules, we will be forced to impose a cessation of movement to protect our citizens,” Governor Kingi added.

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