9 police officers quarantined after colleague tests positive for coronavirus

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BY CORRESPONDENT,TAITA TAVETA,10TH APRIL,2020-Nine police officers from Mwatate in Taita Taveta County have been asked to go into quarantine after they came into contact with a colleague who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The officers are based at various police posts in Mwatate sub-county including Bura Mission, Mwatate Headquarters, Bura station and Musau post

The officers, Citizen Digital understands, had attended training alongside other officers at the Kiganjo National Police College.

A letter written to the officer in charge of Mwatate Police Station ordered the nine who came in contact the infected officer to undergo the requisite 14-day quarantine.

The officers have further been instructed to avoid any form of contact with their families until they are cleared.

John Mwangeka the CEC health Taita Taveta said the disease surveillance team has begun monitoring the officers but said they had not accurately established if the said colleague was positive for the virus.


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