7 put in isolation at Mbagathi Hospital over Coronavirus scare

Country on high alert with Emergency Response team leaving nothing to chance, 7 quarantined at Mbagathi Coronavirus facility

Kenyan medics during a demonstration of preparations for any potential coronavirus cases at the Mbagathi Hospital, isolation centre for the disease, in Nairobi

A day after the government announced the first Coronavirus case in Kenya, Citizen TV reports that seven people have been isolated at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi.

The seven are believed to be among the individuals who came into contact with the 27-year old Kenyan lady who tested positive for the virus.

The seven are reportedly from Rongai where the first patient, code-named patient zero hailed from.

Reports indicate that they are from Simba Drive Ole Kasasi estate in Ongata Rongai.

Rapid Response team deployed by the Ministry of Health camped in Rongai on Friday following the announcement of the first case.

They conducted tests on tens of people believed to have come into contact with the patient.

Reports indicate that the seven were taken to the isolation facility on Friday with Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirming that the patient was living alone and close family members she could have come into contact with have been traced.

The identity of patient zero still remains unknown with the government set to hold a press briefing at Kenyatta National Hospital at 5:00 pm to give further updates on the coronavirus situation.

The press briefing was initially planned for 10:00am but was moved to 5:00pm at the last minute.


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