Twenty-four have been taken into quarantine after coming in contact with a man who passed on only for tests later to reveal that he had succumbed to covid-19.

Among those quarantines are five clinicians and nurses from a clinic in Nairobi’s Toi market where the 55-year old sought treatment.

Fears are that the five healthcare works at the Vostrum clinic might not have used protective gear since the patient was coy on his battles with symptoms of an acute respiratory illness.

Ernest Kosgei later passed on and was buried on Thursday night at his home in Kawaget village, Bomet county.

The deceased lived alone in a single-roomed house in Kibra though he is believed to have interacted with a number of residents.

Kosgei visited the Toi Market clinic after feeling unwell and was treated of diabetes and later travelled to his rural home using a police vehicle secured by his relative in the police force.

His demise has now left the government with an uphill task of tracing everyone he interacted with.

In a press briefing on Thursday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said that the National Government was working with the county government of Bomet to hasten the tracing of contacts.

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