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Muturi: Only two MPs have tested positive for COVID-19, not six

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has refuted claims that six MPs tested positive for coronavirus.

According to Muturi, only two legislators tested positive and one of them has since been discharged from hospital and is currently under home-based care.

" I wish to note that as of today, June 30, 2020 far from speculation reported in the media and elsewhere information available to the office of the speaker indicate that we have two cases of the virus that have been reported among MPs, " he said.

His communique comes just a day after a local daily reported that there were six MPS who were admitted at various hospital after contracting the virus.

The media report further alleged that one of the lawmakers among those who tested positive for the disease was critically ill and was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit(ICU).

However on Tuesday Speaker Muturi called on the media to desist from sensationalising the coronavirus cases in the parliament.

He disclosed that the other MP who is yet to be discharged from the hospital but is in stable condition and is  currently admitted at the general ward.

" I have deliberately given this information to reassure the public and dissuade the speculation, "

As of Tuesday, Kenya had 6,366 confirmed cases of coronavirus after 176 more people tested positive for the disease.

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