Preventive measures you should take after confirmation of Coronavirus in Kenya – Government

Kenya confirms its first case of Coronavirus

Coronavirus patient has given us a list of people she had contact with since March 5th - Mutahi Kagwe

On Friday, the Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kenya, after a Kenyan who traveled from the United States via London to Kenya tested positive.

The CS mentioned that the 27-year-old was in stable condition and was being monitored.

Following the confirmation, the government has issued a number of preventive measures that Kenyans should adhere to, as a way of keeping themselves safe.

Safety measures Kenyans should take:

i. Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

ii. Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (5 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

iii. Persons with a cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance, but avoid mixing with others in a crowd.

iv. Maintain good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing with a handkerchief, tissue, or into flexed elbow.

v. Stay at home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing.

Measures taken by government to stop the spread

vi. Suspend all public gatherings, meetings and events.

i. Suspend all inter – school events.

ii. Public transport providers are directed to provide hand sanitizers for their clients and regular cleaning of the vehicles.

iii. Temporary suspension of prison visits for the next 30 days.


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