Thursday, June 4, 2020 – Panic has engulfed Migori County after an ODM legislator and a Covid19 patient escaped from the Macalder Treatment Centre.

The centre has been designated as a quarantine and treatment facility for patients who have tested positive for the disease as well as a holding facility for the contacts of positive patients.

A Member of the County Assembly (MCA) in Migori County escaped the treatment facility where she was awaiting testing, having been in contact with three patients.

The ODM MCA is suspected to have fled to the neighboring country of Tanzania where most citizens are using traditional methods to treat the novel disease.

One of the patients that the MCA had contact with also escaped early on Friday morning and is being tracked with the help of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

“We have [engaged] police officers, especially from the DCI, to help trace the patient who should be taken back to the treatment centre.”

“This is the first time we have lost a patient from a treatment centre after turning positive. It is regrettable that a patient can escape while on treatment,” Migori County Health Executive, Isca Oluoch, said.


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