Health officers in collaboration with the security officers in Siaya county will today conduct test on Corona Virus among members of the public in Ambira Village, Sega area and Lwak convent to establish the number of people that may be infected following an interaction they made with the Catholic Priest who came from Italy and visiting his home area on 13thof this month in Ambira village.
According to county commissioner Michael Oletialal, Father Richard Onyango Oduor is said to have landed in Kenya on 11th this month and slept in Utawala Nairobi before proceeding to Ambira on 13th this month to meet his family members, conducted a funeral mass on14th and later in the evening proceeded to Sega where he slept in one of the priest house.
He therefore proceeded to Lwak Convent and further to Nairobi where he was tested positive with the COVID-19.
Addressing the press, Commissioner directed that the officers should ensure they test all the family members that the said father interacted with, the priests in Sega, the sisters in Lwak convent and the mourners who attended the funeral and they be quarantine for the next 14 days.
He therefore urged members of the public not to panic.
On the other hand, he noted that the team will also visit Ngiya village and test one person who came from India and landed to Tanzania before coming to the country and to his home place in Ngiya.