Government Spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna addressing a past media briefing.
Government Spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna addressing a past media briefing.

Government Spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement issued on Friday, Oguna said he has retreated to a treatment facility where he is self isolating

Col. Oguna said he developed mild coronavirus-related symptoms after returning from an assignment outside Nairobi after which he underwent testing and that is when the results returned positive for COVID-19.

“Recently, having come from an assignment out of town, I developed mild coronavirus related symptoms and got tested. The results came back positive for Coronavirus and I am now receiving medical care and responding well to treatment at an isolation and treatment facility,” said Oguna.

Oguna added that his family is okay while tracing of individuals he came into contact with is ongoing.

“Contact tracing is on-going and my family is okay. I urge all Kenyans to take this d*****e seriously and take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting infected,” he stated.

Speculation that the government spokesperson had tested positive for coronavirus has been swirling for days but the government remained tight lipped on the matter.

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