Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has disclosed that two of his close family members have been placed under mandatory Covid-19 quarantine.
Speaking in Nairobi, Kagwe said that his son and his niece were going through the 14-day self-quarantine period after getting exposed to the coronavirus disease.
“As we are talking now, one of my sons and my niece are under quarantine. It is not even that they have Covid-19,” he disclosed.
However, he did not disclose how the two got exposed to the dreaded virus.
The CS clarified that the mandatory quarantine should not be misunderstood as forced isolation. Mandatory quarantine is for someone who willingly go into self-isolation after coming into contact with Covid-19 either directly or indirectly, he explained.
Kagwe denounced the people who have been ignoring the self-quarantine directive and yet they have been exposed to the disease.
“It is very reckless that someone is still moving around knowing very well they are risking expositing other people to Covid-19.”
All those exposed must quarantine themselves or visit a government quarantine facility where their health can be monitored for 14 days.
The number of coronavirus patients in the country has been rising almost on a daily basis since the first case was reported two weeks ago.
The 38 positive cases of Covid-19 are said to have had close contacts with more than a thousand other people.
Some of the contacts have been traced while others are still on the run, compelling the government to advise the people to be more careful in interacting with the people they come across.