– Five critically ill Chinese patients arrived at the Makindu Sub-County Hospital accompanied by colleagues in face masks.
– Medical officers scampered for their safety on suspicion the five could be suffering from coronavirus – The incident caused a scare at the facility leaving the Chinese nationals and other patients with no one to attend to them – Calm was later restored, the patients quarantined, blood samples drawn and taken to the National Influenza Laboratory for testing.
Citizens have continued to urge the government to close its borders for arrivals from China as Russia has done – Researchers are still looking for a cure to the virus that has so far claimed 2,442 lives and infected over 76,936 Medical services at Makindu Sub-County Hospital, Makueni county, were temporarily halted on Saturday, February 22, after five critically ill Chinese nationals were rushed to the facility.
Medical officers at the hospital scampered for their safety on suspicion that the five, who are employees of the Sinohydro Corporation, could be suffering from the dreaded coronavirus, Daily Nation reported on Saturday, February 22. Sinohydro Corporation is a Chinese company charged with the construction of Kibwezi-Kitui Road.
Patrick Musyoki, the Makueni Cheif Officer of Health dismissed claims that the hospital was dealing with a case of coronavirus. “There are no cases of coronavirus admitted to Makindu hospital as confirmed by the hospital management,” Musyoki said.
Researchers are still looking for a cure to the virus.
This comes even as researchers continue looking for a cure to the virus that has so far claimed 2,442 lives and infected over 76,936. Citizens have continued to urge the government to close its borders for arrivals from China as Russia has done to prevent spread of the killer virus to Kenya. Israel has also barred tourists from South Korea from setting foot in Jerusalem.