8 tested with 600,000 screened

8 tested with 600,000 screened

19 March, 2020

In the last 24 hours, 8 people have been screened and tested all of which turned out to be negative and are being processed for discharge home.

The Health CS, Hon Mutahi Kagwe, said that the government is carrying out contact tracing contacting 145 people who had been in contact with people who had tested positive for the virus.

Close to 600,000 people entering the country through  different entry points have been screened so far.

To date 173 people have been tested and out of this we have 7 confirmed cases all of which are in stable condition.

Random screening will be done in targeted areas around the country starting this Saturday 21, 2020 and this exercise will be coordinated by the Ministry of Health, Red Cross and other security personnel among others, said the Health CS.

He also made an appeal to members of public to utilize the toll free number 719 to lodge any Corona related cases