21 passengers who were in bus with positive Covid-19 patient asked to surrender

Close contacts given 12 hours to surrender

File image of Doctor in protective gear at a Kenyan quarantine facility. 21 passengers who were in Dreamliner bus with positive Covid-19 patient asked to surrender

Authorities have given 21 individuals 12 hours to surrender themselves to a government quarantine facility.

The 21 were fellow passengers with a confirmed Coronavirus patient in Lanet, Nakuru County on board a Dreamliner bus which traveled from Mombasa to Nakuru County.

Rift Valley Regional Commander George Natembeya gave the directive on Tuesday, a few days after soldiers were placed in quarantined at Lanet Barracks.

The confirmed patient is reported to be a 20-year-old female who traveled from Mombasa and visited her sister's family which resides at the Lanet Barracks.

Soldiers under quarantine

The military base was allegedly put on a 14-day lockdown as soon as the woman was confirmed positive for the infection.

Journalists who covered the report have since been summoned by Nakuru DCI headquarters.

The number of Covid-19 patients in Kenya stands at 158 with six casualties.

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