Nakuru County has registered an extra Covid-19 patient totaling the number to three after a lady who was on transit from a burial in Vihiga to Nairobi was screened in Naivasha and tested positive before being taken to Naivasha Sub County Hospital.
Through a press release Nakuru County Governor has said that they have so far managed to work with the Nairobi City County Response team and traced two occupants of a private car that the patient was on board and the two have been quarantined.
Moreover Kinyanjui has written that they have also talked with Vihiga County Response team to contact trace people who attended the same burial.
Meanwhile, Kinyanjui has condemned the most recent stigmatization of truck drivers in the country saying that they should not be treated as main agents of Covid-19 with the basis that they are transporting goods that are essential to the growth and economy of the country.
“We should handle the issues around truck drivers in a sobre way without stigmatizing them” he said.
On his side Nakuru County Health CEC Dr.Gichuki Kariuki said that they have so far traced eight direct contact persons of the 27years old man who was found in Kiratina after he tested Covid-19 positive.
Gichuki has clarified that the gentleman was however not a truck driver but a passenger and a total of fifteen families have been quarantined in their houses in Kiratina area at the outskirts of Nakuru Town.