Recovered Coronavirus patients now going with their real names Brenda and Brian made a public appearance for the first time since recovering from the Coronavirus at the Mbagathi Hospital when they engaged in a live call with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Brenda who together with Brian was under quarantine for 23 days narrated that she landed in the US last mid-December. She then went to Cleveland, Ohio where she interacted with some people before jetting to London, United Kingdom. She stated that she might have contracted the virus while in London or on the plane on her way back to Kenya.
She went on to narrate that upon landing into the country she had a cough for three days and she decided to assess her body for one day before presenting herself to Mbagathi Hospital as her situation was not improving.
“So when I suspected that there might have been something, as a responsible Kenyan citizen and as a patriotic Kenyan, I decided to watch the response of my body for one day and then the next day is when I presented myself to Mbagathi because when i was in the US i had learned that there was an isolation center there ,” she narrated.
She went on to thank the doctors at the hospital who she noted that took her seriously upon mentioning that she suspected to have had the virus. She added that she was treated well and was given a lot of support from the staff.
She went on to assure all Kenyans that the Coronavirus can be managed and treatable. She encouraged Kenyans to seek help from relevant authorities if one experiences any symptoms of the virus.
Brian narrated that he got the virus after having contact with Brenda. He stated that when Brenda’s results came back as positive, the government quickly traced him, tested him and his results also came in as positive. He noted that the treatment he got for the past two weeks made sure that he had recovered from the disease. He stated he felt much better.
He urged Kenyans that the Coronavirus is real, is in Kenya and people have to take necessary precautions and follow government measures put in place to curb its spread. Kenya has already confirmed 59 cases of patients infected with the disease with one casualty.