The Textbook Centre has closed down its headquarters on Kijabe street after a member of the staff tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The Textbook Centre employee who tested positive for COVID-19 has since been isolated with the rest of the employees set to be tested before the shop can resume services.
The textbook centre will remain closed from Friday 3rd July to 6th July 2020 to allow time for cleaning and disinfection as other branches across the retailer engages in screening across the country.
The retailer has also confirmed that it had begun mass screening of all staff at its headquarters as well as kicking off counselling and support.
Kenya has registered 268 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 6,941 since the first case was recorded on March 13th, 2020 according to Health CAS Rashid Aman.
The 268 positive cases confirmed in the last 24 hours are from 2,704 samples tested in the duration raising the number of tested samples to 176,659 samples in total.
Health CAS Rashid Aman has noted that Kenya has a bloated load of hypertensive patients which is a concern at this point when the country is combating COVID-19 spread.
CAS Rashid has advised Kenyans to stick to healthy meals that are well-balanced to ensure they have a healthy immunity to enable them to avoid lifestyle diseases that make them weak.