Natembeya raises alarm over 21 ‘missing’ persons who came into contact with COVID-19 patient

Rift valley regional Commissioner George Natembeya has raised an alarm over 21 persons who came into contact with a lady who tested positive for COVID-19 in Nakuru County.

Natembeya said that the 21 were in a bus that the lady had traveled in from Mombasa to Nakuru before she was forcibly quarantined and latter tested positive.

Speaking when he launched the Rift Valley Region corona virus command center, Natembeya  the 21 who were on the dream liner bus terminated their journey in Nakuru.

He noted that they had already received a travel manifest from the bus company and that they were in the process of tracing the persons.

The lady had escaped from Mombasa after her family members were quarantined and traveled to Nakuru before reportedly proceeding to Lanet barracks

The Commissioner gave the said persons 12 hours to avail themselves or be sort from wherever they are.

He added that the tracing teams had been activated to get into action and ensure that all the 21 people have been traced for testing.

The Rift Valley region has so far reported three COVID-19N positive cases with Nakuru County having two cases while Kajiado county has one case.

Natembeya said that all public schools with boarding facilities within the Region have been identified as isolation centers should the situation warrant.



Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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