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Wanjiru leaves hospital after Covid-19 scare

Former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru left the Aga Khan University Hospital on Saturday, where she had been admitted with Covid-19.

In a press briefing at the hospital, Bishop Wanjiru said she had recovered from the disease. 

And after leaving the hospital, she went straight to her Jesus is Alive Ministries church, where she held prayers with a few members. Ms Wanjiru was admitted to Aga Khan’s Intensive Care Unit from Thursday last week.

This seemed to go against the common practice, where Covid-19 patients are held for 14 days before being discharged after testing negative. There were queries about her quick recovery and release from hospital, even as six of her contacts remained under treatment in quarantine.

But the acting Health Director-General Patrick Amoth said the less symptomatic a patient is, the faster they shed the virus.

Dr Amoth said after the first test confirms one positive, two other tests are done to determine if one is recovering or succumbing to the virus.

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