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One of The Five Coronavirus Patients Who Escaped From Mombasa Dies

Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata has confirmed that one of the five coronavirus patients who had escaped from an isolation facility at Old Town in Mombasa has been found dead.

The five people are among those who had been confirmed positive at Old Town, one of the worst hit areas in the country. They had fled with their families at detectives were trailing them to ensure that they do not spread the deadly virus to unsuspecting citizens.

Mombasa governor Hassan Joho on Thursday slammed the five for endangering the lives of other citizens in Mombasa and the country at large.

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“Five people who tested positive have gone into hiding instead of coming to our facilities. Who are you helping? What this means is that you have put even more of your relatives at risk,” Joho who has been leading the fight against the virus in the region said.

He further warned that the five faced serious action for deliberately endangering other people’s lives.

“What they are doing is deliberately spreading the disease. They will be dealt with,” the second time governor of Mombasa added.

Elungata has now confirmed that three of the suspects have been arrested and will be taken to isolation. One of them has succumbed to the deadly virus that has so far killed 29 people in the country. Of them is still missing and the police are trailing him.

“3 out of 5 positive people who disappeared from Old Town Mombasa arrested; one dead, one still missing,” Elungata said.

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