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Driver who escaped after testing positive of Coronavirus seized

A driver of a hearse who had tested positive of Corona Virus and escaped isolation has been caught in Narok town.
Narok North Sub County Police Commandant Fredrick Siundu said police launched investigations to nab the driver who tested positive almost two weeks ago and was on Thursday held as he was transporting a body to Homa Bay County.
“The driver was tested for Covid-19 on 7th June in Kisumu while he was on duty; he tested positive for Coronavirus, but since the results were out, the driver went missing,” said Siundu.
The driver who belongs to Exodus Funeral Services based in Kamukunji area in Nairobi was transporting a body with 15 persons in the hearse when he was seized in Narok town on Saturday
“I got information from my colleagues that the driver was on his way to Homa Bay via the Maai Mahiu – Narok highway. We had suspected that he would stop in Narok for some meals and when he stopped, we nabbed him immediately,” said the Sub County Commandant.
Siundu said the driver was immediately returned back to Nairobi for isolation while the 15 persons who were on board were quarantined at Narok Referral Hospital,” said Siundu.
The police boss called on residents to be more vigilant to report any case of a person who could be suspected to have travelled from Nairobi and exhibiting signs of Corona virus.
“We are grateful because Wananchi have been calling us informing us of any suspected persons. This is the way to go so as to keep the virus at bay,” reiterated the police boss.
This comes at a time when the county leaders asked residents to be vigilant of the regulations laid down by the Ministry of Health in order to avert the virus.
Narok County Governor Samuel Tunai and County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti on Monday asked the residents to adhere to the basics like putting on facemasks the right way, regularly cleaning of hands and keeping social distance.
“Now that we have reported the first case in Narok, we need to be extra careful as the counties surrounding us like Nakuru, Kajiado and Bomet have had several cases reported,” said Governor Tunai.
By Ann Salaton

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