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Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi Has Received His Coronavirus Test Result

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It has emerged that Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi who recently traveled from Germany on March 1st, tested positive for Coronavirus.

The news that has caused great fear amongst the residents and county officials has been brewing in the past few days.

DG who refused to adhere to the 14 days self quarantine directive having traveled from Berlin and a country with high infections, was eventually forced into isolation after which tests were done and confirmed him positive.

Governor Kingi confirmed the case saying that all the county staff who came into contact with the DG and others in the county that the DG has provided have been traced. They’re all under the mandatory isolation for 14 days after which medical follow ups shall be taken.

The Governor also said he already took the Coronavirus test, “I also came into direct contact with the patient and as the Coronavirus protocol demands, I have placed myself on self quarantine starting Thursday 19th March. Also, I had the emergency response unit visit me at my home to collect samples for testing. I got my results and they turned NEGATIVE.” Said the Governor.

Kingi will continue staying in self quarantine until the mandatory 14 days lapses.

Meanwhile, the deputy governor Gideon Saburi will face prosecution after he refused to self-isolate after arriving from Germany according to the CS Kagwe. He said this while making the announcement that lo international flights shall remain suspended. Also they anyone arriving in Kenya shall be subjected to a 14 day mandatory quarantine at a government facility.

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Kenyan Coronavirus cases today went up by 8 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 15. CS said all the cases were imported pushing the government to tighten border security and stop all international flights.


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