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Governors raise concern over delayed coronavirus test results


The Council of Governors has expressed concern over delayed COVID-19 test results for counties.

 Council of Governors Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya noted that this poses a risk in spreading of the virus in communities.

Council of Governors staff who undertook a mandatory COVID-19 test on August 14, 2020, received their results one week down the line as opposed to the expected 24 hours,” Mr Oparanya said.

This begs the question of how much longer it takes for the ordinary mwananchi to receive their results?” he posed,” he added.

CoG asked the Ministry of Health to hasten the turnaround time for results enable  timely management of the virus.

Cumulatively in 43 counties, 10,490 tests have been carried out, of which 740 healthcare workers tested positive,” the CoG chairman said.

“To support the infected workers, County Governments have put aside quarantine facilities specifically for the frontline health care workers to facilitate their recovery,” he added.