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Coronavirus: Baringo man and his mother isolated

Tuesday March 17 2020
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An isolation room. Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis said two people from the county were isolated Tuesday over coronavirus patients. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By FLORAH KOECH

A 26-year-old man from Baringo suspected of having the new coronavirus has been isolated at the Nakuru Level 6 Hospital.

The man from Kampi Samaki, who arrived in the country a week ago from Dubai, was coughing and had a high fever.

At a press briefing, Baringo County Governor Stanley Kiptis said there should be no cause for alarm as the suspected case is being monitored by health workers.

“We received reports of a suspected case of Covid-19 on Monday evening and we sent our health workers to Kampi Samaki to ascertain the situation.

“The suspected case was reported by neighbours,” said Mr Kiptis.

The governor said the man travelled to Kenya from Dubai via Rwanda and arrived in Baringo on Friday.

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He said the man’s mother was also quarantined at the Nakuru hospital.

Baringo has created an isolation ward at Kaptimbor Health Centre and another at Eldama Ravine Sub-County Hospital. More wards are expected to be created soon in Mogotio and Marigat.

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