RETURNED FROM ITALY ON FEB 28

Medics refuse to test 3 Kakamega officials for virus

Officials told by goveernor to go into self-quarantine for 14 days.

In Summary
  • Medics declined to test the officials when they presented themselves at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital on Monda,y saying their stay had surpassed the 14-day period.
  • Covid-19 symptoms include coughing, sneezing and high body temperature.
Negative test results for coronavirus.
NEGATIVE TEST: Negative test results for coronavirus.
Image: COURTESY

The three officials of the Kakamega government who were ordered to self-quarantine because they travelled from Italy are out of danger, cuonty medical said.

They said the officials have been in the country for more than three weeks, surpassing the 14-day period recommended for quarantine. The officials of the Kakamega Urban County Water and Sanitation Corporation travelled to Italy to purchase drilling equipment in February.

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on Monday asked them to go into self-quarantine for 14 days.

They returned to the country on February 28. Medics declined to test the officials when they presented themselves at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital on Monday afternoon, saying they did not qualify to be tested.

Covid-19 symptoms include coughing, sneezing and high body temperature. The three had none, more than three weeks after their return. 

Another three people who had exhibited Covid-19-like symptoms were quarantined and their tests turned out negative on Friday.

Meanwhile, an MCA who travelled from London a week ago is freely mingling with members of the public. The nominated MCA appeared at the county assembly three times last week, prompting adjournment for fear of exposure to the coronavirus.

"That is why we adjourned to avoid further interaction between the MCA and his colleagues," he said.

(Edited by V. Graham)