Covid-19: Kakamega patient tests positive, County offices closed for 15 days

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya

Kakamega County government offices will remain closed for a period of 15 days after the County recorded its first Coronavirus case. The patient, is a 19-year-old student who was going back home to Musanda, Mumias West and jetted into Kenya from Switzerland. The student is among the three cases confirmed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday.

The boda boda operator who ferried the patient has been placed in quarantine at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital. The patient’s family members are also under medical check. Speaking to the press while confirming the case, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said an MCA is among four people under self quarantine after being exposed.

However, he said essential services will be available, which include health services, security enforcement, water and sanitation, cleaning and garbage collection and finance and revenue.