Bomet County in frantic search of 7 passengers who interacted with a COVID-19 patient


Bomet County in frantic search of 7 passengers who interacted with a COVID-19 patient

Health officials in Bomet County are up for an uphill task of tracing eight passenger who travelled with a COVID-19 positive case from Nairobi in a public service vehicle.

The eight are said to have melted into the community and are now being asked to come out and reach out to the county response team to prevent further community spread.

This is after a passenger who had tested positive for the new coronavirus was discharged from a Nairobi hospital, and travelled the following morning to Bomet.

He is said to have interacted with 7 other passengers along the journey.

He travelled aboard a South Rift Matatu and arrived in Bomet at around 9.am alighting at Longisa alongside two others.

Two more passengers alighted at Bomet town, one between Chebole and Kapkatet ,and two at Litein.

The asymptomatic patient then made contact with Health Officials at the Longisa hospital, and is now in isolation.

The nightmare of contact tracing the rest of the passengers is now a high priority with health officials now appealing to the other passengers to reach out to the county response team.

“We are making an appeal with the passengers who travelled to get in touch with our officer.Please reach out to our officer on this number 0726012387.You will be given instructions on what to do so that all of us are safe.”Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok said.

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