Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Dr Evanson Kamuri has urged patients in quarantine and isolation to stop attacking medical staff. Dr Kamuri noted that some of his staff at Kenyatta have been physically confronted raising concerns on the security accorded to front-line healthcare workers.
Similarly the CEO pointed out that the virus behaves differently to different people.
“We have also started testing health care workers; so far have tested over 100.”
His sentiments come as number of Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 225 after nine tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours. This was after 803 samples were tested, 5 of them are from Nairobi while 4 are from Mombasa.
Equally, there is an increase in recovery cases after 12 more people were discharged from hospital raising the total number of recovered cases to 53.
Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday announced that the ministry has rolled out a mass testing exercise with an aim of quarantining those found with the disease not forgetting those that are asymptomatic.
Mr Kagwe also made it formal that a team of medics has been dispatched to Siaya County to monitor the status of quarantine facilities in the area..Siaya County is on the post after one death was reported recently due to Covid19