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.