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Government will not quarantine neighbours of the coronavirus patient

By Christine Musa
Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Governor Joseph Ole Lenku accompanied by county executive committee member (Cecm) in charge of health Easter Somoire inspecting the covid 19 isolation facility at the Ole Kasasi health center. PHOTO/PD CHRISTINE MUSA
In summary

The government will not quarantine tenants of the Ong'ata Rongai apartment which the first covid 19 patient lived.

This is according to Fedelis Lago Deputy director of public health.

Speaking at the apartment where he led fumigation of the apartment Lago said there is no cause of alarm and the situation will be contained.

"For now we will just fumigate all the houses within this apartment. We will also sensitize residents on how to remain safe and keenly observe any signs of the virus. We ask everyone to ensure they immediately present themselves and kids with fever, running nose and chills to present themselves to a health facility, "said Lago.

Lago also called on residents to observe high levels of hygiene as a precaution and to avoid crowdy places.

The County government has set aside 12 beds for isolation of any cases reported at Olekasasi dispensary.

The isolation facility will include 6males and 6females wards which is already equipped with safety measures and trained personnel.

20 more beds will be set aside at the Kitengela sub county hospital according to the county executive committee member committee (Cecm) of health Easter Somoire.

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