19-year-old student in Kakamega tests positive for coronavirus, MCA quarantined


19-year-old student in Kakamega tests positive for coronavirus, MCA quarantined
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya in a press briefing on March 26, 2020. PHOTO| COURTESY

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has announced confirmation of a coronavirus case in the county.

According to the governor, the patient is a 19-year-old male student who returned to the country from London.

Oparanya further disclosed that a boda boda rider who carried the student on his arrival in the county has been quarantined at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital.

The student’s family members are also under medical check up.

The Governor further stated that a Member of County Assembly is also among four people who have been directed to self quarantine after they were suspected to have been exposed to the virus.

Meanwhile, Oparanya has directed county government staff to remain at home for 15 days to curb the spread of the virus.

He further announced that coronavirus screening machines have been taken to various sub-counties.

On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya stood at 28.

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