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Panic has gripped Manyani Maximum Prison in Taita Taveta County after one of the inmates tested positive for coronavirus.
The prisoner who was recently transferred from the Shimo La Tewa prison in Mombasa, was isolated at Rekeke Health Centre after testing positive for the virus.
Taita Taveta Health CEC John Mwakima, said a fellow prisoner who came into contact with the patient had also been placed in quarantine.
The CEC further stated that officials from the Health Ministry have visited the facility to establish its state.
The new patient brings the total number of Covid-19 infections in Taita Taveta county to 15.