A patient who had been isolated at Chepareria Sub-county Hospital in West Pokot after exhibiting Covid-19 like symptoms has tested negative for the disease.
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo said the samples of the patient had been taken to KEMRI in Kisumu where she was declared negative.
In a statement to the press, Governor Lonyangapuo asked residents to stay calm saying the county was on high alert on the situation.
He said the county government has enhanced surveillance across the county and urged residents to follow government directives on prevention of Covid-19.
Governor Lonyangapuo also announced the ban on charcoal and timber trading to curb the spread of the deadly disease.