22 more quarantined in Kenya over COVID-19

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Twenty two people who were in close contact with the infected person have been quarantined at Mbagathi hospital, Kenya health ministry confirmed.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi who spoke to the media said samples collected from them are being tested at laboratories at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri).

The ministry further said that 23 people of mixed nationalities who travelled with the first Kenyan COVID-19 patient were traced and advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Mwangangi said the people were identified through the flight manifest and are not in Kenya.

Meanwhile, the patient who is a 27 year-old Kenyan travelled from the US via London.

The Health ministry said she is in a self-contained room at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

“The patient is stable, cheerful and vibrant with normal vital signs,” Mwangangi said.

The ministry said she will not be released from KNH’s Infectious Disease Unit until she is confirmed negative.

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