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Italian Man Quarantined In Lamu After Checking Into Hospital With Coronavirus Symptoms

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Lamu County commissioner Irungu Macharia has confirmed that an Italian man has been quarantined at Siha Hospital, Mpeketoni after seeking treatment for fever.

The Italian, 74, is said to have fallen sick on Thursday after which he sought treatment at a private facility where he was diagnosed with high fever.

The man, who normally lives at his residential house in Mpeketoni with his Kenyan wife, was isolated immediately because of his recent travel history.

It was established that between March 3 and 4 this year, he travelled by Ethiopian Airlines from Rome, Italy, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He then travelled to Mombasa and finally to Malindi via a local flight before connecting to Mpeketoni by road.


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