As the number of corona virus confirmed cases continue to increase in Kenya, Ford Kenya party leader who is also Bungoma senator wants the government to reveal names of the victims as one way of curbing the spread of the pandemic.
In a press statement dated march 18, 2020, Senator Moses wetangula said that revealing the identities of those people who have been confirmed to be infected with the virus will help those who have associated with the victims to go for tests and confirm their status.
“Making the identities public will help those who have been associated with them for the past one or two weeks to quickly take measures and go for diagnosis to find out if have also contacted the virus or not,” read the press statement.
He added that there is no stigma that is attached to covid-19 and revealing the identities would not harm anyone but help minimize the spread of the disease
“Many other countries that have been affected by this pandemic have revealed the identities including those of celebrity personalities. I therefore urge the government to release the identities of persons who have been tested positive,” said the party leader
Wetangula urged those who have been physically associating with the victims to come out and be diagnosed to find out if they are infected or not.
Three more cases have been confirmed after carrying out tests at the national Influenza centre laboratories, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to seven.
According to the health CS Mutahi Kagwe, all the three cases are imported, two involving a couple that travelled from Spain on March 04 and the other one is a Burundian who landed to Kenya on March 17.
The CS urged kenyans to continue upholding the directives given and report any citizen who does not quarantine himself or herself after being discharged.
“All kenyans coming in must quarantine themselves for fourteen days. Failure to do so is punishable by law,” he said.