COVID-19 spreads to prisons,four Tanzanians test positive in Kenya

Health Chief Administrative secretary Rashid Aman./ COURTESY

Four Tanzanian nationals are among 28 cases of Coronavirus that were detected on Sarturday.

This is according to the Health Cabinet Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman who said 10 of the new cases had been detected in Mombasa while 9 of them are in Nairobi.
“5 more people have recovered from the disease while we have lost one more patient in Mombasa” Aman said.
“In terms of distribution of the cases in Mombasa four are in Mvita,four in Nyali and two in Likoni” Aman added

Two of the Nairobi cases are at the Industrial area remand prison raising fears that the virus could be spreading at the remand facility.

This brings the total number of infections in the country to 649.
Migori and Kajiado counties which border Tanzania have recorded four and two cases each.

Aman added that the government would increase surveillance in border counties with truck drivers entering the country being required to produce a certificate to proof they are not infected with the virus before being allowed in the country.

Earlier in the week,Migori governor Okoth Obado called on the government to close the Tanzanian border after two Migori residents who had returned from Tanzania tested positive.

On Thursday,20 Kenyans who had tried to sneak into the country through the Holili border were placed under mandatory quarantine.