Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe was on Tuesday, March 24 evening tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at his Nairobi office.

In photos shared on CS Kagwe’s Twitter account, a medical officer donned in a full-body protective suit is seen taking samples from the CS and other Ministry of Health senior officials.


“In line with Gov’t directive to do random testing for members of public in targeted areas,this evening I got tested for #COVID19 together with MoH staff at Ministry Headquarters,” CS Kagwe wrote on Twitter.

This comes barely a week after the CS announced that the Ministry of Health will launch random screening services in several areas in the country.

“We will embark on random screening in targeted areas for members of the public starting Saturday, March 21. The exercise, that will be coordinated by the Ministry of health will involve other stakeholders such as Redcross, security personnel among others,” he stated during a presser.

As of Tuesday, March 24, COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 25 after nine more people tested positive.

He further announced the patients are spread across the four counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale, with fear that the disease has entered the community spread phase.

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