Government Searching for 85 People who Met with Suspected COVID-19 Patient who Broke out of Mbagathi Yesterday


The government through the Ministry of Health has admitted that there is a patient who broke out of the Isolation facility at Mbagathi hospital. Speaking to members of the Press, an official from the Ministry noted that the government had located the patient and took him back to the facility.

The patient according to the ministry has been in contact with 85 people who are still at large and are being located at the moment.

Yesterday, there were reports that a number of those in isolation at the facility had threatened to storm out of the facility accusing the management of not giving them quality services.

Mutahi Kagwe has said that 18 suspected cases had been admitted at the facility and 7 were found to be negative of the virus. The seven were released to go home and self quarantine while the other 11 are still awaiting for the results before they can know the next step to take.

The government has called on to citizens to remain calm and stay out of panic. The CS noted that the already given guidelines is enough to combat the spread of the virus and ensure that the country contains it.

So far, Kenya has recorded seven cases with 3 announced earlier today. The three include a couple who had travelled from Madrid Spain through Dubai and a Burundian who travelled from Dubai to the country. The Burundian was identified yesterday at the point of entry in the airport and immediately taken to the isolation facility.

The government calls onto every individual to be vigilant and ensure that they report any case that they suspect might be of coronavirus. Citizens have also been urged to report those who they think have been advised to self quarantine but are defying the order and mingling with other people.



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