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Tension In Mukuru Slums After Taxi Driver Is Quarantined Over Coronavirus


Just a day after a taxi driver from Mukuru slums in Nairobi was quarantined after exhibiting signs and symptoms of Coronavirus, residents from the area are demanding more action from the government.

The patient who is currently in isolation at the Mbagathi Hospital reportedly dropped a client in Ruiru before taking himself to a health center in Mukuru slums.

Residents of the area are now demanding that health officials do more by tracing the client and also visiting the building where the taxi driver lived in a bid to contain the virus.

Those who spoke to Ghetto Radio News state that quarantining the taxi operator and the medics who attended to him at the Mukuru Health Center is not enough.

“If at all this turns out to be Coronavirus, then this means more people are infected. From Ruiru to Pipeline to Mukuru kwa Njenga where this guy stays,” said one resident.

So far the results from the taxi driver are not out yet.

Kenya has so far confirmed seven cases of Coronavirus in the country with three cases announced today.