Twenty two people have been quarantined at the Mbagathi Hospital as a precautionary measure in the fight against coronavirus.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi says those put in isolation are those that interacted with the first victim.

“The first coronavirus patient is in isolation at Mbagathi. The Ministry of Health has traced 22 close contacts who have been quarantined at Mbagathi Hospital,” she said in a press briefing on Saturday evening, flanked by government spokesperson Rtd Col Cyrus Oguna.

Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi during a press conference. PHOTO/COURTESY

According to Mwangangi, twenty three more persons have been advised to self-quarantined as they are not in Kenya.

“The 23 people of different nationals who were on the flight with the patient all had different destinations but have been tracked to get protocol on self-quarantine, these people are not in the country,” she revealed.

The CAS cautioned Kenyans against spreading rumours about the disease, hinting at a possible prosecution of the offenders.

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Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi. PHOTO/COURTESY

“We have taken note of videos doing rounds on social media with fake information aimed at misinforming & causing unnecessary panic to the public. The videos have been forwarded to the DCI for investigations, arrest & prosecution of such individuals,” the CAS cautioned.

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