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Mombasa residents to undergo mass testing for Covid-19

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Mombasa County is set to begin mass testing for its residents for the coronavirus.

The testing exercise will kick off on Wednesday 8th April.

While addressing the press, the Mombasa governor said it will also be compulsory for residents to wear face masks in public places.

County commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said the directive will be effected once masks are distributed to residents free of charge to all residents.

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“EPZs in Mombasa have donated a million masks,” Kitiyo said.

Mombasa governor, Joho added that the testing will kick off once the county acquires all necessary equipment.

“We will by then have the capacity to test about 600 people a day,” Joho said

The two spoke after receiving 10 ventilators worth Sh60 million from friends both locally and internationally.

Eight more ventilators are expected to arrive in the county in the next week