Safaricom temporarily closes shops in Mombasa, Nairobi
SCI & TECH
By Fredrick Obura | June 9th 2020
Safaricom has temporarily closed four shops in Mombasa and Nairobi to allow cleaning and fumigation.
In a statement, the company said it continues to take proactive and preventative measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its staff and customers.
Kenya and the rest of the world still contending with the health risk posed to our population by the Covid-19 pandemic. Safaricom continues. In line with this, we have on Tuesday closed our shops in Nyali and Rex House both in Mombasa, as well as Thika and Lavington Mall shops to allow for cleaning, fumigation, and sanitisation.
“We will be undertaking such measures regularly to our shops and customer-facing facilities, to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers as this remains our topmost priority even as we continue to help the country in managing the Covid19 crisis,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.
The affected shops will reopen on June 11 as the company apologised for any inconvenience caused.
Kenya has over 2000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 894 recoveries with over 80 deaths.
Mombasa and Nairobi have been affected by the disease compared to the other 45 counties across the country.
Early this month Kenya Power and the Kenya Commercial Bank reported disruption in their Mombasa branches occasioned by the disease.
As a precaution after three of its staff members tested positive to the virus, Kenya Power instructed its employees working on the first floor of Mombasa office and banking hall to stay at home for one week.
Late last month Safaricom closed its Thika Road Mall (TRM) shop temporarily after a staff tested positive for the coronavirus.
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