Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi on Tuesday urged Kenyans to stop
subjecting Covid-19 patients to stigma.
While giving the daily Covid-19 update, Dr Mwangangi stated
that the videos being shared online of patients being picked by ambulances are
leading to stigmatization especially after their recovery.
“Anyone can get this disease. We have been seeing videos of
patients being picked by ambulances in the estates and this is not right,” she
Adding: “This has led to profiling of the patients…getting
this disease is not a crime.”
She also expressed concern at the high numbers recorded by
Nairobi County saying something needs to be done urgently and residents need to
take extra caution.
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This comes as the country recorded 497 new cases out of 4922
The national tally now stands at 10791 and out of the new
cases, 480 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners.
Nairobi continues to lead in terms of the numbers as it
recorded 292 new cases.
Unfortunately, five more patients succumbed to the virus, taking
the number of fatalities to 202.
On a more positive note, 71 patients were discharged. The
number of recoveries now stands at 3017.