Turkana Residents Told To Be Calm as No Confirmed Virus Case
A senior Turkana health official has certain residents living in the vast county that establishments are yet to settle any coronavirus (Covid-19) case there. This comes among panic by residents of the populous Lodwar and Kakuma towns after 11 people, including foreigners, were isolated.
County Health Executive Jane Ajele established that the state of a 72-year-old American of Somali origin who had last week been remote at a Kakuma hospital for having high temperatures after being separated at Lokore road block along Lodwar-Kakuma road has normalized.
Ms Ajele said the man had not experienced separation since flying into the country from Boston, USA on March 16.
"It is a normal and a required process that we put him in isolation for 14 days just like any other new influxes before clearing him. He has not yet shown any symptoms of Covid-19," the county official said.
The man was in the company of his son, grandson and a driver and was in the county call his relatives at the Kakuma refugee camp.
Their vehicle was also detained for sterilization.
There was also fright after a Chinese national was dotted at the Lodwar County Referral Hospital. The Chinese had stayed the hospital for normal medication.
Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok had long-established that seven Chinese nationals working for a road’s construction company in Lodwar last week tested negative for the coronavirus after being remote for 14 days.
Also, the resident is counseled to maintain a high hygiene levels so as to be safe from the virus.