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Busia RDC, Deputy Under Self Quarantine

The Deputy RDC Paul Kalikwan drove the patient to the quarantine centre at Dabani Girls School in Dabani sub-county where he had spent almost 13 days before his samples tested positive.

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The Resident District Commissioner Busia, his deputy and nine other people have gone under self-quarantine after they got into contact with a Kenyan National who tested positive for COVID-19. 

The others include Dr Richard Okumu and his assistant Dankan Muzirwa who are in charge of Daban quarantine centre, three security officers and four other support staffs who include a cook, and cleaners at the quarantine centre.

A source who preferred anonymity says that the patient on his arrival in Busia, stayed at Busia Central Police Station for days before he went to the office of the Resident District Commissioner.

 

The Deputy RDC Paul Kalikwan drove the patient to the quarantine centre at Dabani Girls School in Dabani sub-county where he had spent almost 13 days before his samples tested positive.     

  Dr Willis Syongola, the acting District Health Officer says that they have picked samples from all the members of the task force and advised them to go for self-quarantine in their homes for 14 days.       

He said that since the suspect tested positive on Monday, all staff members at the RDC's Office and some police officers, health workers at the quarantine centre who are presumed were contacts of the patient have been tested.

Dr Syongola says that they have started to traces for more contacts in the area since it's the first community case. He says that they have managed to trace 18 people who have been placed under quarantine.        

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