The Makueni County government, in conjunction with local administration officers, has traced at least 37 people who came into conduct with the Catholic Nun, who came back from Spain.
The 37 have now been forced to self-quarantine under the watch of the county government officers.
The 37 residents, who come from Mukaa Sub-county, where the nun has been interacting with them since her return, are now on quarantine for the next 14 days with a regular check by county administrators and health officers.
The nun had been earlier forced to self-quarantine by the county government after locals raised the alarm upon her snubbing the self-quarantine rule.
Makueni Health CEC Dr. Andrew Mulwa, confirming the report, said that the nun was picked at the Airport by her parents and two sisters who are also on quarantine.
“They will stay in their homes for the 14 days, and if any of them exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, necessary action will be taken,” Dr. Mulwa said.
The CEC also revealed that as a county, they have forced to isolation seven other people who jetted back to the county and refused to self-quarantine.
Mulwa cited that the seven are from Malili, Kathonzweni, Kikumbulyu, Nziu, Mbumbuni, Sultan Hamud, and Wote in Makueni County.
According to Mulwa, they are intensely contact-tracing the Nziu case because the catholic sister used a matatu upon arrival.
“In collaboration with Machakos County, we are currently doing contact-tracing for the case in Nziu, because she used a matatu,” Mulwa added.
The Makueni County government has also isolated a bodaboda operator from Mbumbuni, who ferried a Jomo Kenyatta International Airport employee with flu-like symptoms.
Today, Kenya has recorded three more cases of the virus, raising the total to 31.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary said the three new cases are all Kenyans and close contacts to the previous cases.
906 suspects have been traced and are now being monitored with 18 of them at Mbagathi hospital.