Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

The 300-bed Covid-19 isolation centre at the Technical University of Mombasa (Tum) has been shut down to pave the way for the resumption of in-person learning.

The isolation centre, which was the largest in Mombasa County, was launched by Governor Hassan Joho in April to supplement capacity to treat coronavirus patients at the Coast General Hospital.

Confirming its closure, Tum Vice-Chancellor Laila Abubakar said the more than 300 beds had already been removed from the engineering block as the institution reopens this week.

“Fumigation is currently ongoing as we wait for students to report back to the university,” Prof Abubakar said.

Following Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha’s announcement last week, final-year students at universities and tertiary institutions should resume on-campus learning this week.

Speaking to the Nation, Mombasa County Chief Health Officer Khadijah Shikely said they are creating more space for Covid-19 patients at the Coast General Hospital, Tudor Sub-county Hospital and Port Reitz Sub-county Hospital.

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