Mutomo, Kitui county. PHOTO | BMS
Mutomo, Kitui county. PHOTO | BMS

Coronavirus case suspected to be in Kenya after a Chinese national secretly isolated at a camp in Mutomo, Kitui county.

Kitui County chief officer in charge of Health Richard Muthoka confirmed that the Chinese national works for Synohydro Corporation.

The Chief Officer said he was quarantined at the company’s site. Muthoka said the victim was among 18 Chinese workers who returned to Kenya recently after a holiday in China.

“He is the only one who has developed symptoms similar to coronavirus and is being held in isolation in one of the company houses,” said Muthoka.

One of the workers who reported to the county health department and the Police said he found a letter.  The author of the letter noted a Kenyan staff " a cook at the camp" was instructed to observe the sick man and avoid any contact with him.

“Our officers visited intending to get a specimen from the victim for analysis at the government chemist but were blocked from going inside the camp," said Muthoka "We have organized for them to get a police escort to access the site,” he added. 

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