6 quarantined in Kitui after attending a funeral


Four adults and two children have been put under 14 days quarantine in Kauwi level 4 hospital in Kitui west sub-county of Kitui county.

They had attended a burial in Kauwi sublocation and they travelled from Malindi in Kilifi county.

According to the area Chief in Kauwi location Thomas Munyao is the 6 had a permit to attend the funeral from Malindi but have been put on quarantine so they can be tested for COVID-19 so as not to mix with people.

“We have put in quarantine four adults and two children who had come for a funeral in Kauwi location from Malindi, we have conducted the burial ceremony well observing the set guidelines but we have decided to quarantine the six for prevention matters and also so they can be tested for COVID-19 before they mingle with people, ” said the chief.

The chief also urged the public to inform the authorities or medical teams in the county of anyone from another county who has come to Kitui County before they get into contact with the people for their own safety.

“Residents of Kauwi location and the environs inform the authorities or the medical team if you spot anyone from another county and they have not been tested before entering in Kitui county so they can be put in quarantine and tested before getting into contact with people, ” he said.

Last week, a nurse from Mwingi level 4 hospital tested positive of COVID-19 after he had traveled from Mombasa where he visited his girlfriend who works in a quarantine facility in Mombasa.

The landlord to the nurse also tested positive for COVID -19.

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