Safaricom has closed its Thika Road Mall (TRM) shop after a staff tested positive for the coronavirus.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said they were notified of the test results on Sunday morning and that all staff at the branch being counseled and screened for the virus as the shop remains temporarily closed for cleaning and sanitisation.

Ndegwa says the company’s topmost priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of the staff.

All the other staff who were working at the branch have been informed of the development and are currently being counseled and screened.

“The employee is currently in isolation and receiving appropriate medical attention,”

He said in a statement.

“We are fully supporting our affected colleagues and their families, through the recovery period by providing all necessary medical care and psychosocial support required, ensuring their wellbeing,”

“Even as we take these actions, we reiterate our commitment to continue working with all stakeholders to help our nation through this crisis,”

Ndegwa added.

On Saturday, the country confirmed 143 new cases of the virus to take its infection tally to 1,888, 79 days after the first case of a woman who traveled from the US via London was reported.

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