Saturday May 30, 2020 – The Government has launched a manhunt for 140 Covid19 patients who are on the run after testing positive for the virus.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi sounded the alarm yesterday when she explained the circumstances in which they went missing.
The patients who were from Eastleigh, Kawangware and Mvita could not be traced for isolation after they gave wrong contact information during the mass testing exercise.
The trend had been noted as early as Sunday, May 24th but the extent of the danger had not been evaluated.
The 140 individuals could be moving around their communities unaware of their status and spreading the virus.
The Ministry, on May 29th, stated that the Government will eventually nab them.
“Most of them are from areas we run mass testing in, like Eastleigh, Old Town and Kawangware.”
“We will catch up with them,” Health Director General, Patrick Amoth, assured Kenyans.
“I want to remind such people that Nairobi and Mombasa are currently the counties with the highest number of infections.”
“Sneaking out of these areas is equivalent to sneaking the virus into the counties.”
“Those engaged in this practice may think it is heroism, but you may just have taken the virus to your family or friends,” the Ministry of Health warned,
The escapees may cause an upsurge in the number of infections, especially since the Ministry noted that Kenyans now seem to have thrown caution to the wind.
The Kenyan DAILY POST