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MoH: No COVID-19 case recorded in Samburu

Ministry of Health Director-General Dr Partrick Amoth on Sunday clarified that no coronavirus case had been recorded in Samburu, contrary to earlier reports.


In a statement, Dr Amoth said the case was a police officer working in Marsabit County adding that Marsabit Health Department had been contacted to initiate contact tracing.


" Our Health Promotion Officer has managed to contact the patient reported in the media today as COVID-19 positive and a resident of Samburu. Upon being interviewed he reported he was tested in Isiolo County on Friday 24th July en route to his workplace in Moyale where he works with the border control unit as an administrative police officer, " read the statement in part.


On Sunday, Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal had also clarified that there was no coronavirus case in the county as reported by the Ministry of Health on Saturday.


Governor Lenolkulal called on the COVID-19 national command centre to handle samples effectively so as not to cause fear and panic.

He further added that despite his county having not recorded any cases of coronavirus measures to prevent the virus in the county were already in place.


" We have procured five ICU beds fully equipped with ventilators and two hundred and fifty isolation beds,"

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