Kajiado’s border county status worrying as nine Kenyan truck drivers test positive for COVID-19

Namanga One Stop Border Post in Kajiado. [Photo Kajiado county government]

Kajiado is now a reason for concern after recording a high number of COVID-19 cases.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman on Monday said that out of the 28 new cases recorded on Monday, nine of them were from Kajiado.

The nine who tested positive are all Kenyan truck drivers coming from Tanzania. They were tested at the Namanga One Stop Border Point.

Dr Aman added that Mombasa recorded 10 cases, Nairobi (7) and Wajir (2).  The total caseload for Kenya is now at 700.

Twelve more people recovered bringing the total recoveries to 251. One more death was also reported bringing the total deaths to 33.

Dr Aman said that as the country enters the third month of the pandemic, the government’s focus is to tame community spread which he describe as “inevitable”.

He urged Kenyans to seek medical help should they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

“We want to encourage Kenyans not to fear health facilities, they are safe. Seek the care you need,” Dr Aman urged.