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Bomet Coronavirus Victim Spent one Week in Mortuary Endangering Doctors' Lives

Erick Kosgei, the first Bomet County coronavirus victim who traveled from Nairobi in a police vehicle believed to have been organised by his relative laid in the mortuary for 7 days exposing unsuspecting nurses and morgue attendance to the danger of contracting the disease.

Longisa County Referral Hospital handled Erick's body like any other patient who had not died of the deadly disease. This means that the disease could have spread to the doctors, nurses, patients and any other relative who might have paid him visits or took care of him in the hospital after admission.

There has been a pull and push war of words between Bomet County Governor Hillary Barchok and the County Police Commander Naomi Ichami on how Mr Erick Kosgei was able to travel from Nairobi to Bomet County before his admission at Longisa Hospital where he passed on shortly.

After Erick's death his close relatives were sent for quarantine at Kaplong Girls High School in Sotik Subcounty. They were released on Tuesday after spending seven days at the facility and testing negative for the novel coronavirus.

This elicited questions as to why they were released before the 14th day as required by the Ministry of health for those taken under quarantine after testing negative for the virus. The relatives also vehemently faulted the ministry of health's statement that Kosgei died of coronavirus while he has been battling diabetes for a long time.

The late was brought to Longisa Hospital and passed away a day later. His test results came out on May 12, a week later which was unusual. 

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Bomet County Erick Kosgei Hillary Barchok Longisa Hospital Nairobi


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