Government breaks silence on viral video of woman dismissing reports of infection with coronavirus

I am not only referring to the video of the lady which is already in our possession-Government spokesman

File image of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressig the press flanked by other senior government officials

The Government has broken its silence on the viral video of a woman who dismissed allegations that she has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Speaking on Saturday, March 14, 2020, government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna, dismissed allegations that the woman in a video that has gone viral on social media is that of the 27-year-old woman who tested positive to the Coronavirus.

Oguna made it clear that government is not treating the matter lightly and would track down individuals spreading fake news

“We have initiated a process to track down individuals spreading fake news. I am not only referring to the video of the lady which is already in our possession but we also are tracking down fake news and alerts being issued in the public,“ Oguna said.

The video was widely shared across various social media platforms, raising concerns as to whether the woman who identified herself as Jane is the same patient who was reportedly diagnosed with coronavirus on Friday, 13 March 2020.

Backed by her son, the woman alleged that she travelled to Kitale and drove back to Nairobi, insisting that she is not infected with the virus.

Jane was responding after she allegedly saw her image circulating in some Facebook groups and on whatsapp that she was patient zero.

“My name is Jane and I’m just here to say something. I don’t have any Coronavirus. I’m okay. I am kissing my baby here, stop with all the propaganda. We don’t have any Coronavirus. I recently travelled to Kitale,Eldoret, Keiyo back to Kitale and flew to Nairobi via Safarilink. We don’t have Corona, we were screened on arrival. We were tested and we are good.”Said the woman in the video.

She however did not reveal whether she travelled into the country recently.

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