Nine truck drivers who returned from Tanzania all test positive for COVID-19


Nine truck drivers who returned from Tanzania have all tested positive for Coronavirus.

The nine who are among the 28 new cases confirmed on Monday were tested at the Namanga border.

This is according to the Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman who urged residents who  .

“”When you see people coming from the other side, please contact authorities so that those people can be tested and isolated if necessary. We need to stop importation of this virus”Aman said.

Five Tanzanian truck drivers have also been barred from entering in the country after testing positive along the same border point.

The Tanzanian government has not provided an update on COVID-19 for two weeks and on Saturday, Zambia temporarily ordered the closure her border with Tanzania.

Last week, Tanzania received a herbal concoction dubbed COVID organics from Madagascar that is said to ‘cure’ the virus.

The World Health Organization has warned against concoctions that have not been been medically approved and on Monday, the CAS warned Kenyans against taking such concoctions.

“In such times of uncertainty, there shall be many people who will come up pretending to provide all manner of solutions. I want to urge Kenyans to stay vigil” Aman added.

In the cases that were confirmed on Monday 10 of the cases are from Mombasa, nine from Kajiado, seven from Nairobi and two of them from Wajir.