Kakamega quarantines locals over suspected coronavirus case

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Kakamega County has reported two suspected cases of coronavirus. PHOTO | EDUARDO SOTERAS | AFP coronavirus, Kakamega County

Two residents of Kakamega County have been quarantined over suspected coronavirus.

The cases were reported in Navakholo and Khwisero sub-counties on Thursday night.

Health Chief Officer Beatrice Etemesi said the patient in Khwisero is isolated at Mwihila Mission Hospital. She is a 19-year-old university student who had travelled from Nairobi.

And the one from Navakholo is reported to have self-quarantined after contacting medical personnel about her condition. The patients were complaining of flu-like symptoms.

This brings to three the number of suspected cases in the county: the first one is of a businessman who returned from Dubai.

The patient is in stable condition at the county referral hospital. Samples taken from him are being analysed at the Kenya Medical Research Institute; the results are expected today.

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s government has allocated Sh110 million for mass sensitisation on coronavirus.

Mr Oparanya has instructed sub-county and ward administrators to be vigilant.

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