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Catholic Priest Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Celebrating Mass in Siaya

by Robert Mwangi
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A Catholic priest, who reportedly conducted church-related activities in Siaya County over the weekend, has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Rome-based preacher is said to have led a Mass and conducted a burial service.

During the two functions, the clergyman interacted with a number of people who are now at risk of contracting Covid-19.

The Daily Nation reported that the Siaya Emergency team had set out on a mission to trace all the individuals who had direct contact with the patient.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the priest is among persons who had ignored the self-quarantine directive to all those who have recently come from overseas.

The preacher becomes the second person in the country to test positive after failing to self-isolate themselves for 14 days after arrival.

Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi was the first victim who snubbed the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

In the meantime, the authorities have reported that three unnamed Kakamaga officials have been sent on a forced self-quarantine after also ignoring the measure.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has reiterated that anyone ignoring the self-isolation requirement will be arraigned for exposing other people to the pandemic.

Kenya has recorded 15 positive Covid-19 cases, with the number expected to rise after hundreds of people came to contact with those diagnosed with the disease.

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