9 Kenyan truck drivers from Tanzania test positive for coronavirus

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Trucks at the Namanga border

Nine Kenyan truck drivers who arrived in the country from Tanzania are among 28 people who tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya to 700.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said the drivers from Kajiado were tested at the Namanga border alongside their Tanzanian counterparts.

“Tanzanian drivers entering Kenya through that border are tested on their side of the border. 5 of the Tanzanian nationals were found to be positive and we have alerted the Tanzanian authorities to take up the matter,” he said.

Those whose samples tested positive in Nairobi within the last 24 hours are from the Kenyatta National Hospital (3), Embakasi (2), Kibra (1) and Pumwani (1).

Patients who tested positive in Mombasa are from Mvita (3),  Changamwe (2), Kisauni (2), Nyali (2) and Likoni (1).