Kwale County Assembly has been closed after five MCAs tested positive for Covid-19.

On Monday, March 15 2021, Speaker Sammy Ruwa announced that all staff members will have to work from home.

The move was a precautionary measure to prevent further exposure to the disease.

Ruwa called upon the residents to be vigilant and observe the Ministry of Health guidelines and Covid-19 protocols in order to stop the spread of the virus in the county.

Last year Mombasa County Assembly suspended sittings for two weeks after three members tested positive for Covid-19.

The Assembly Deputy Speaker Fadhili Makarani said the three members and one staff were confirmed positive following testing of all MCAs.

Taming Covid

Kenya officially announced a third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak last week during President Uhuru Kenyatta's update on the 2021 Revised Covid-19 containment measures.

President Kenyatta on Friday extended the 10pm to 4am curfew by two months and the ban on political rallies by 30 days in the wake of a spike in Covid-19 infections in the country.

Funerals and cremation ceremonies were restricted to a maximum of 100 people and will be conducted within 72 hours after confirmation of death.

Places of worship were also directed to have a maximum of one-third of their capacities per gathering.

Uhuru noted that political gatherings are super-spreaders of the respiratory disease leading to the decision to ban them as the nation grapples with a spike in infections.