Police and Covid-19 response teams in Migori are hunting down seven of the eight people who escaped from a quarantine centre in the county on Tuesday night.
The eight staged the escape from St Mary’s Mabera Girls in Kuria West sub-county following news that three of their roommates had tested positive for the virus.
According to county Health executive Dr Isca Oluoch, the eight escaped through the school fence during a heavy downpour.
Police arrested one of the escapees, a man, as he attempted to slip into Tanzania on Wednesday.
Dr Oluoch said the escapee had been taken back into quarantine and will be charged for endangering lives.
A senior health officer said the eight panicked after three new coronavirus cases were reported at the isolation centre on Tuesday.