Son of one of the 27 coronavirus patients in Kenya taken to Mbagathi after travelling to Trans Mara

By Jephitha Mwai On Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 13:33 | < 1 min read
Seven people at Maasai Mara have been placed under mandatory quarantine after it emerged that a Narok native tested positive for coronavirus. [PHOTO | FILE]
Kitui priest who was on self-quarantine has been moved to Mbagathi Hospital.[PHOTO | FILE]
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    Seven people at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve have been placed under mandatory quarantine after it emerged that a Narok native, who recently jetted into the country from South Africa, tested positive for coronavirus.

Seven people at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve have been placed under mandatory quarantine after it emerged that a Narok native, who recently jetted into the country from South Africa, tested positive for coronavirus.

Area Governor Samuel Ole Tunai says the Narok constituent, who lives in Nairobi, is one of the 27 patients quarantined at Mbagathi Hospital.

The county boss said fears of possible spread of the contagion increased after the patient’s son travelled to Trans Mara from Nairobi in a private vehicle. It is said the son had interacted closely with his father, hence there could be chances he contracted the disease.

Both father-and-son were taken to Mbagathi Hospital and placed under confinement. The son’s coronavirus test results are yet to be out.

Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti told K24 Digital that 11 suspected COVID-19 carriers have been quarantined at the Narok County Referral Hospital.

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