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Four people disguised as mattresses arrested and quarantined

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By Dan Nyamanga.
Four people were on Thursday morning arrested as they alighted from a truck carrying mattresses believed to be from a corona virus disease hit County have been quarantined and will be charged for breaking secession orders by President.

The group was spotted by the members of the public as they alighted at
Magwagwa in Nyamira North sub County who alerted the County surveillance team and the police who arrested them.

While addressing the press in his residence, Governor John Nyagarama called upon esidents to be on the high alert and report any suspicious people who might have travelled from locked counties.

as per now 26 counties have been hit by the virus countrywide latest being Kisii County with one case.

Am glad and I congratulate our joint teams and the members of the public who ensured the four were arrested. We have already taken them for forced quarantine and eventual prosecution in line with the recently published COVID19 rules.

I request all the residents to be on the look out and report to us all individuals who travel from the affected zones including the porous Kenya-Tanzania border”, he said.

This comes barley a day after neighboring Kisii County recorded its first ever novel corona virus case of a man working in a Morogoro hotel in Tanzania who had travelled to his Nyamache home through Namanga border on 14th this month.

He has since been isolated at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH) and his contacts being traced. His close family members are being quarantined at the KMTC facility.

Nyamira County assembly has already passed a 100 million supplementary budget to fight the virus in the county a part from the 10 million the executive had early set aside as an emergency.

So far, as at 20th May, Nyamira county has 110 suspected cases from 586 alerts have turned negative,497 people have since been quarantined and 435 released after completing their period and subsequently tested negative.

The governor was accompanied by his health Executive Douglas Bosire