Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi contracts Covid-19, in isolation
Friday March 19 2021
Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi. PHOTO | NMG
By DAVID MUCHUI
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By GITONGA MARETE
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Earlier on Friday, one of many governor’s aides mentioned he had spoken to him and that he didn’t have any difficulties.
Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has examined constructive for Covid-19, the county’s Well being government Misheck Mutuma introduced Friday.Mr Mutuma mentioned the county boss, who took the check final week, is isolating at his house in Nairobi County.“He has been suggested to self-isolate. He’s okay … he’s doing very properly. He might be again [to work] after a number of days,” Mr Mutuma mentioned.The Well being government mentioned that by Friday, the county had at the very least 137 lively Covid-19 instances, 79 of them of individuals within the home-based care programme.Whereas warning residents towards dropping their guard, he mentioned “this third wave is powerful so you must take all of the precautionary measures given by the Ministry of Well being”.”The variety of instances rises day-after-day,” he mentioned.
Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu mentioned Mr Murungi was being noticed by medical doctors.”He isn’t in peril,” he mentioned.Earlier on Friday, one of many governor’s aides mentioned he had spoken to him and that he didn’t have any difficulties.”I spoke to him this morning and he was okay,” the official mentioned.Governor vaccinatedMr Murungi’s analysis comes greater than per week after he took the Covid-19 vaccine jab.He was the primary one to be vaccinated within the county on March 8 and mentioned he was main by instance.The Well being ministry says the vaccine doesn’t imply one can not get or transmit Covid-19.”It makes your immune system alert and primes it for the combat towards the virus. It prevents extreme instances of Covid-19, decreasing the variety of instances all through the nation,” Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi advised the press in Friday’s briefing.She mentioned these vaccinated should nonetheless adhere to anti-virus measures.When the governor took the jab, he warned politicians towards talking sick of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, following its rollout within the nation and suspensions in others, particularly in Europe, for causes together with hyperlinks to blood clots.“We urge all of the frontline staff to take the vaccine. It is going to be accessible to all well being staff in personal and public services. The vaccine has undergone elaborate analysis so these discouraging Kenyans from taking it ought to cease,” he mentioned.He was accompanied by prime well being officers from the county, together with county meeting Well being committee chair Martin Mworia. They had been all vaccinated on that day.Meru has obtained 6,000 vaccine doses and is focusing on at the very least 3,000 well being staff and safety officers within the first spherical. The repeat dose might be administered after eight months.