A student has tested positive for Covid-19 in Kakamega County.

According to the Governor, the patient is a 19-year-old male student who returned to the country from London.

Oparanya further disclosed that a boda boda rider who carried the student on his arrival in the County has been quarantined at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital.

The student’s family members are also under medical check up.

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Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya showing Coronavirus protective testing gear which his County government received from National government.Photo/Courtesy

The Governor further stated that a Member of County Assembly is also among four people who have been directed to self quarantine after they were suspected to have been exposed to the virus.

Meanwhile, Oparanya has directed County government staff to remain at home for 15 days to curb the spread of the virus.

Elsewhere, South Imenti MP Kathuri Murungi suggested that all members of the National Assembly to go into quarantine, arguing they interacted with MPs who jetted back from the UK.

Murungi recounted how several MPs jetted back from the UK and went straight to the National Assembly and interacted with colleagues.

According to the MP, after remembering his interactions with colleagues in Parliament, he decided to go for voluntary Covid-19 tests.

It was agreed that I should be put under compulsory isolation at the Aga Khan Hospital since I had confirmed to them that I had interacted with Members of Parliament who had arrived from the UK,” he revealed.

More than three billion people around the world are living under lock down as governments step up efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic which has left at least 21,000 people dead.