The third coronavirus positive case has been reported in Homa Bay County after a 14-year old Tanzania boy illegally crossed the border to conduct business in the region.
The minor sneaked from Loliondo in Tanzania on May 25 and was arrested by police officers and county health surveillance officers at Obwanda trading center in Komenya Sub location of Rangwe Sub County on the same day.
The boy who is a hawker of clothes and concoctions was in accompany of his two other colleagues aged 14 and 15 respectively when they sneaked into the county from Tanzania.
Speaking to KNA, Homa Bay County Executive Committee for Health Prof. Richard Muga said that the three were arrested and placed under quarantine at Homa Bay KMCT where their samples were collected and taken to Kisumu Kemri for testing and the result came out to be positive.
Muga revealed that the boy had been taken to County Covid-19 Isolation Center at Malela in Ndhiwa Sub County at around 12:30 Pm after undergoing several hours of counseling.
The CEC further stated that the result of the other two boys who were with the patient however tested negative but they were still detained at the quarantine center for 10 more days so that they could be re-tested.
The officer reiterated that three other Tanzanians who were also arrested at California trading center in South Kagan Location of Rangwe Sub County on Monday are still at Homa Bay KMTC quarantine center and the initial test had come out negative but they will still be detained at the center for another 14 days awaiting the second test.
Homa Bay County now has three positive cases both imported as two were imported from the neighboring country Tanzania while one case was imported from Nairobi.
By Dan Oduor and Davis Langat