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County puts fifteen under quarantine

The Kakamega County Government has traced 15 people with travel history from Covid-19 affected regions and quarantined them.

Area Deputy Governor (DG), Prof. Philip Kutima has said seven were at the County Referral Hospital, four at St. Mary’s Hospital Mumias, three at Butere Sub County Hospital while one was confined at Bukura Hospital.

Prof. Kutima, who addressed journalists on Thursday, stated that they were in the process of hiring 140 additional health workers to boost the quality of health services.

He said the county has not yet recorded any positive Covid-19 disease case clarifying that the two reported by the national government were those whose origin is Kakamega but do not reside in the county.

The DG head stated that the relatives of the first victim, the student who travelled from Switzerland and a boda boda rider who ferried him to his rural home in Musanda, Mumias West Sub County have all tested negative.

“They have been released from the County Referral Hospital isolation ward after finishing the 21-day quarantine period,” he said.

He disclosed that so far 232 health workers have been trained to handle the pandemic, 50,669 people sensitized and 112,390 screened.

Meanwhile, the county government has received anti-Covid-19 disease supplies worth Sh.1 million from the Betting firm Mozzartbet.

Speaking while handing over the dummy cheque to the DG, Fridah Warigia, a representative of the firm, said they had donated supplies worth Sh.10 million to support 10 counties across the country.

By  Sammy  Mwibanda

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