Two Hawkers Quarantined After Sneaking Into Hospital’s COVID-19 Ward To Sell Bread, Eggs To Patients

By 05:15 Sun, 26 Jul 2020 Comments

Machakos County, Kenya Health officers have managed to trace and place under mandatory quarantine two hawkers, who last Monday, July 20 sneaked into the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital to sell bread and eggs to COVID-19 patients.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Machakos County CEC for Health Dr. Ancent Kituku told K24 Digital that the two were traced to Kangundo Market, and ordered to self-isolate in their houses for a period of at least 14 days, failure of which, they will face the law.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Dr. Kituku said the hawkers’ samples were taken to Machakos Level 5 Hospital laboratory for COVID-19 testing. The two, however, had not exhibited any symptoms of coronavirus disease, said the county Health minister.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Dr. Kituku further stated that though the two hawkers managed to access the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital premises, they did not succeed in selling their merchandise to isolated patients.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Kangundo Market chairperson, Chris Kyalo, told K24 Digital that it was unfortunate that COVID-19 patients isolated at the Kangundo medical facility would sneak out of the hospital to buy food from hawkers within the market.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“We are extremely concerned about our health. Kangundo Level 4 Hospital should improve its security,” said Kyalo.(Wapbaze_Copyright)



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