Health ministry denies any knowledge of Corona virus positive MPS

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH APRIL,2020-The ministry of health says it has no knowldge of any law maker who has contracted COVID 19.

Chief administrative secretary Mercy Mwangangi on Wednesday said,though they were privy to reports in a section of the media indicating that 17 MPs were positive.

”However she noted that the ministry had not received any formal report to authenticate the same.The ministry is aware of the reports in the media indicating that a section of the legislature had  tested positive,but as it stands now is that we have not received any formal report of the cases”she said.

She stated that the ministry is embarking on mass testing in government institutions including the legislature and the judiciary and only after that will they be able to confirm how the situation is.

She said the ministry will however adhere to confidentiality requirement while conducting tests.

”We are asking all labs that  are conducting tests to follow due protocol in reporting be it negative or positive  cases ” she said.

So far Kenya has reported 179 positive cases after seven more cases were reported on Wednesday .

Earlier on it had been reported that panic had hit parliament after reports emerged that 17 MPs and parliamentary staff had tested positive for Corona Virus.

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