Two Kitui healthcare workers test positive for COVID-19

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A past photo outside Kitui County Referral Hospital. 2 Health workers at the facility tested positive for Covid-19 (Photo credit -Courtesy)

Two out of the three people who Monday tested positive for COVID-19 from Kitui county are healthcare workers at Kitui referral hospital

Confirming the results, Kitui County Chief officer Health and Sanitation Richard Muthoka said the two healthcare workers had symptoms of Coronavirus and after sending the samples to KEMRI, they tested positive for COVID-19.

The Health Chief officer announced that they are searching for the other third person who he said they have no contacts of since he presented himself directly to a health facility in Nairobi for testing.

“Two are our healthcare workers and we are still seeking to establish who is the other one. He just presented himself at a health facility to be tested,” he said.

The CO appealed to Kitui residents to continue following the Government directives to prevent and control the spread of Coronavirus.

Wearing of masks, social distancing, washing hands thoroughly with soap and use of sanitizers, are some of the measures the Government through the Ministry of Health has asked Kenyans to adhere to control the spread of COVID-19.

This comes barely days after 4 healthcare workers from Makueni tested positive for Covid-19. Nationally, more than 500 healthcare workers have tested Positive for Covid-19.

In April, Mauvoo News reported of healthcare workers who fleed from some Kitui County Hospitals due to the lack of proper PPE.

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