Some Kenyans, suspected to be COVID-19 positive have been caught on camera escaping from the quarantine centre
This was disclosed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, after the video went viral showing several people scaling a wall to flee a quarantine centre in the capital, Nairobi.
President Kenyatta added that efforts are already in place to hunt down those who escaped.
“We know you and we will find you,” he said, adding that the escapees were putting the lives of others at risk.
Those in forced quarantine have been complaining about poor conditions. They say some centres are not much better than prisons, with poor hygiene and complaints that social distancing is impossible because of overcrowding.
Others are angered about having to pay for their confinement, which costs between $20 and $100 a night – depending on the centre
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