Kenyans will from Saturday be subjected to random testing for the coronavirus, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced.
Kenyans to be subjected to random coronavirus testing - CS Mutahi Kagwe
Exercise will kick off this Saturday
Kagwe said the move was part of the government's proactive strategy of containing spread of the disease which has so far seen seven cases confirmed so far.
The Health said the random testing will be targeted to specific areas where some of the patients are suspected to have visited or interacted with others.
On Thursday, the government announced that all the eight tests which had been conducted in the past 24 hours had turned out negative.
Kagwe further stated that the seven positive cases were stable and that the patients were respending well to treatment.
“In the last 24 hours we have screened and tested another 8 cases all of which have turned out negative and are being processed, as we speak, to be discharged to go home."
"We will embark on random screening in targeted areas for members of the public commencing this Saturday, March 21, 2020," the Health CS stated.
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