COVID-19: Confirmed case reported at a Mombasa hospital

Friday, March 27th, 2020 11:42 | By
Richard Kinyua, a health worker in Nyeri county, demonstrates how to handle a suspected case of coronavirus during a drill at Mt Kenya Hospital on Tuesday. Photo/PD/JOSEPH KING’ORI

Premier Hospital in Mombasa on Friday confirmed one of the patients in the facility had tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, the hospital urged the staff and patients not to panic.

"The staff who have had contact with the patient have already proceeded on self-quarantine," the statement reads in part adding that the entire hospital will be fumigated.

On Monday, at least 10 people in the Coast region were in isolation centres after exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19.

Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said eight patients have been quarantined at the Coast Provincial General Hospital’s isolation centre, adding that test results were expected yesterday evening.

This comes as the county emergency response committee announced several measures, including closure of mosques, churches and temples for two weeks and a section of Kongowea market for a month to curb the spread of the virus.

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