Those spreading fake news about Coronavirus will be taken to Mbagathi where they can give us live updates — Mutahi Kagwe

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Mar 20th 2020 at 12:08
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday sounded an alarm to those spreading incorrect information about Coronavirus.

While giving an update on the number of infections in the country, Kagwe stated that there were no new infections but urged Kenyans to stop creating false alarm through social media.

He said the government would go after all those who are spreading rumours and they will be taken to Mbagathi Hospital where they can give live updates on the matter.

“We will proceed to arrest a number of them to prove our point, and of course since they want something to report regarding coronavirus.

“We will oblige by taking them to Mbagathi where they can report the matter. Because that’s where the issue of coronavirus can be handled,” he said.

Adding: “Persons in the social media are causing concern and panic among citizens.”

So far, seven Kenyans have tested positive for the virus and the government has urged the public to continue observing high levels of hygiene.

Kagwe also revealed a plan by the State to rope in 'Nyumba Kumi', which he said would enable the government to respond even faster.

He said “the purpose of invoking the Nyumba Kumi is that if there is a problem, the chiefs and sub-chiefs would know that there is a problem”

Random testing of Kenyans will also start this weekend.

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