A Kenyan opposition figure has called on the government to override doctor-patient confidentiality by publishing the details of all confirmed coronavirus cases.
Moses Wetangula said “not conceal[ing] identities” would help with contact tracing, because it would allow people “to quickly take measures and go for diagnosis”.
Kenya’s 2017 Health Act states that
Mr Wetangula’s statement has received backing online with some Kenyans asking the authorities to reveal the areas that patients have visited.
You trace us with our phones and arrest us, you use phone triangulation to tell us who was where – Now use Technology for PUBLIC GOOD!,”
former government official Dennis Itumbi tweeted.
Twitter user Eric Ocharo said.