Woman Re-Isolated After Leaving Mbagathi Hospital

  • Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
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  • A woman has been re-quarantined due to developing Covid-19 symptoms in Nyadarua County after being discharged from Mbagathi Hospital a week ago.

    The woman from Ol Jororok in Nyandarua West is currently being isolated at J.M. Kariuki County Referral Hospital.

    Speaking to Standard on Saturday, April 4, Nyandarua County Director of Medical Services Martha Mwathi confirmed the incident.

    "She was previously at Mbagathi hospital in Nairobi after she had shown the same symptoms but after 14 days, she was discharged after she tested negative.

    A medical personnel holding a Covid-19 virus test kit.
    File image of a Covid-19 testing kit.
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    "It was in the last two days that she has developed the symptoms similar to those of coronavirus."

    The 35-year-old ignored advice from Mbagathi urging her to quarantine for another 14-days and instead opted to travel to Nyandarua.

    Mwathi feared that if the woman tested positive she might have infected a number of people, "This is against the doctor's advice as she did not have to travel. If she turns positive, it is likely that she has infected others."

    Apart from undergoing the Covid-19 test, the woman is also being tested for TB whose symptoms mirror Coronavirus.

    "We are carrying out more tests on her and that is why we are keeping her in the hospital. We will advise accordingly."

    The woman travelled to her parents’ home in OlJoro Orok, Nyandarua County after being discharged from Mbagathi.

    A number of people in the country have flouted directives to self-quarantine including Deputy Kilifi Governor Gideon Saburi who has since been arrested after being cleared of the virus.

    Coronavirus cases have spiked in the last three days with the number of infected standing at 122 as at Friday, April 4.

    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
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