Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has on Saturday revealed that his son and niece have been quarantined over coronavirus.
Speaking from Afya House, the Health CS said being in a quarantined is not a form of punishment as people perceive.
He continued by saying that being in a quarantine it means one is actually protecting themselves and protecting others as well.
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“The purpose of mandatory quarantine is to have close monitoring of your well-being so as to safeguard your health and that of your family and the country at large,”
Explaining the effects of failing to do so, CS Mutahi Kagwe said it strains the government in terms of resources.
“The Government instituted mandatory quarantine for those who have tested positive and their contacts because of the seriousness of the coronavirus disease and its potential strain on our healthcare resources.”
Kenyans in the meantime have been urged to practice self discipline so as to avoid any forms of conflict with the police during curfew.
“Make it difficult if not impossible for the police to come into contact with you by just doing the right thing – stay at home. The number 659.59, as our curfew number should be a rallying call for all of us at this time.”