Meru County Commissioner Allan Machari has confirmed that Meru County has received the 3rd case of COVID – 19case.
Addressing the media in his offices in Meru Town today afternoon, Machari said the 1st case was that of a lady who comes from Igoji area in Imenti South Sub- County and who was found positive in Buuri Sub-county of Meru County some weeks ago.
Machari said so far 17 people have been traced as contact people and have been placed at KMTC Meru. He said that other 15 cases who are close families members of the lady have been traced and voluntarily quarantined at homes.
He said that those who have been quarantined have undergone the tests and that the tests results are being awaited for.
On the Second case the Meru County Commissioner said a 35 years old male person from Gitimbene area was found positive of COVID 19 as a result of interaction with a case from Garissa.
Machari said already 20 people who interacted with the person have been traced and are being quarantined at KMTC Meru and in addition 8 more people have been put on self quarantine at their homes.
He said the 3rd case was that of a 38 yrs old male a truck driver who was tested in Mombasa county and drove his truck to deliver consignment to Maua town in Meru County only for him to fall sick and was intercepted at Muthaara market along Meru- Maua road and the covid 19 test turned positive and he is currently under medical care at an isolation ward at Meru Teaching and referral Hospital.
Machari said already as a government they have started contact tracing both in Meru and Mombasa Counties.
Meanwhile the Meru County Commissioner has urged all people or organizations willing to donate foodstuff and other non-food items to the venerable people in Meru County to direct their donations to the county response team and upon receipt of the same, the donation will be managed by sub-county team, so as not to have such a case which was found in Kiambu County where residents received poisonous foodstuff.
He said so far no such case of food poison has been received in Meru County but still appealed to those who want to donate to follow the right channel.
Machari noted that 23 people who have broken the curfew regulations have been put on quarantine and that a stiff action will be taken against them according to the law when they come out of the quarantine areas.
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