Tested positive

Two Tanzanians isolated in Machakos after testing positive for Covid-19

The driver and his conductor were transporting timber to Matuu in Machakos where police intercepted their truck in Matuu Roadblock along Thika Garissa highway.

In Summary

• Later on their results came back positive and the security team was ordered to trace them and put them under quarantine.

•Yatta subcounty police commander Mary Njoki said the the truck they were in was on Tuesday intercepted in Matuu Roadblock along Thika-Garissa highway.

Two Tanzanians have been quarantined in Kinanie Level 3 Hospital in Machakos county after results showed they had tested positive for coronavirus disease.

The driver, aged 45 and conductor, 25, were transporting timber and were tested before crossing the border from Tanzania to Kenya and allowed to proceed before receiving their results.

Later on their results came back positive and the security team was ordered to trace them and put them under quarantine.

 

Yatta subcounty police commander Mary Njoki said the the truck they were in was on Tuesday intercepted in Matuu Roadblock along Thika-Garissa highway.

"Yesterday during the day time we received information that there was a Tanzanian truck with two people who had tested positive for Covid-19 after being tested at the border but their results came later after they had already proceeded", she said.

Njoki added, "So they gave us the registration number to trace the two individuals. We remained vigilant and intercepted the truck heading from Garissa-Thika highway to Matuu and got hold of them".

Machakos county health CEC Ancient Kituku said the county emergency team took the two Tanzanians to the Kinanie Isolation Centre in Athi River.

Kituku maintained that the individuals were not allowed to interact with people and urged Machakos residents not to panic.

The truck which was intercepted was moved to Matuu police station where it was fumigated as well as the entire station.

" The two didn't come out of the vehicle because the ambulance took them from the police station and they were directly taken to Kinanie for quarantine so no need to panic," he said.

 

He said they are doing contact tracing.

Kituku urged residents to maintain social distancing and sanitize hands and put on masks.