Kenya: Homa Bay to Screen Travellers From Nairobi for Coronavirus

Health officers in Homa Bay County have started screening travellers arriving from Nairobi for Covid-19 symptoms.

"Road blocks have been set up on three major highways that travellers use to get into Homa Bay County. We are mainly targeting people from Nairobi, which is the epicentre," County Commissioner Yatich Kipkemei said.

The roadblocks have also been set up on the boundaries between Homa Bay and other counties.

"Suspected patients will be put under quarantine. We are doing this to protect our people," said Mr Kipkemei.

Surveillance has also been reinforced on the international border with Uganda and Tanzania in Lake Victoria.

In the county, 13 people who had been in contact with suspected cases tested negative. They were quarantined in different health facilities and their homes.

The 13 were among 14 people who recently came from abroad. One person is still under quarantine as he waits his test results.

In Vihiga, 29 people were arrested after they were found outside their homes during curfew hours.

County Commissioner Ochillo Oyugi urged residents to remain indoors during the curfew to avoid arrest.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Nation

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.