Coronavirus patient lived in Rongai, rapid team dispatched, says CS Kagwe

The 27-year-old woman who became the first person to test positive for Coronavirus lived in Rongai.

The Ministry of Health has since sent a rapid response team to the area.

“We have embarked on a contract tracing for all persons who have been in contact with her. We have sent a rapid response team to Ongata Rongai area where she lives for that purpose. There should be no panic,” CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Friday at Harambee House.

“I want to thank this young woman because the minute she started feeling unwell she felt she needed to go to a hospital. She is a very responsible citizen…She has given us the names of the people she has been in contact with.” Kagwe added.

He also called for Kenyans to be responsible for their actions moving forward.

“This is the point to know about self-quarantine. The moment you feel unwell, keep off from other people,” he said.

Kagwe also called for the media to work with the government to handle the coronavirus outbreak

The government has also started tracking passengers on the flight which the woman traveled in from the US, through London to Kenya.

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