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Raila tested for Coronavirus, shares his results

By Vincent Kejitan | June 15th 2020

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Sunday took the COVID-19 test at KEMRI in Mbagathi and urged Kenyans to do the same.

He went ahead to reveal that he had tested negative and commended experts at the testing centre for their professionalism.

Raila also emphasized the need to have a COVID-19 certificate as the country battles the pandemic.

“I took the COVID 19 test at Kemri in Mbagathi earlier today (Sunday). I took the opportunity to appeal to all Kenyans to go for testing. A COVID-19 certificate is becoming an important document as we continue battling the pandemic.

“Just received my COVID-19 test results which came back negative. I commend @KEMRI_Kenya and Prof. Matilu Mwau of the Testing Centre, for the professionalism and efficiency displayed.

“Once again, I appeal to Kenyans to take tests, sanitize and observe social distancing,” he tweeted.

On Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the country’s coronavirus cases had shot to 3,594 after 137 people tested positive in the 3,167 samples tested in the past 24 hours.

He noted that there was a secret trend creeping back where Kenyans are disregarding the coronavirus safety rules.

To this, he fired a warning as he hilariously pointed out that his colleagues who had joined him at the press conference were likewise not following the social distance rules.

“Assume the next person next to you is Covid-19 positive…if he or she doesn’t have a mask then that’s the first instance to suspect him or her,” he said.

Kagwe went on to use an analogy where a trader would handle a cabbage then a chain of her customers pop in at her stall to handle the same cabbage ending up infecting one another.

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