‘I have not been admitted to hospital,’ Gov’t Spokesman Cyrus Oguna says
Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna has rubbished claims that he has been hospitalised at a Nairobi Hospital.
The Retired Colonel took Twitter to clarify the situation after unconfirmed reports emerged on social media on Sunday.
“We have noted reports on social media purporting that I have been admitted in hospital. I wish to clarify that I am well and just got back from an assignment out of town,” Oguna said on Twitter.
He was responding to claims that he had tested positive for coronavirus alongside two unidentified Cabinet Secretaries from Nyanza and Rift Valley.
Rumours were rife that Oguna had been admitted to a Nairobi hospital.
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So far, only two top government officials have been confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 disease though their identities remain unknown.
On June 30, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi said one of the lawmakers had been discharged from hospital and was in isolation.
He added that the other MP was still in hospital but in stable condition in general ward care.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya stands at 13,353 as of Sunday, July 19, 2020.
Recoveries are 5122 while number of fatalities from coronavirus is 234.