3 more cases of Coronvirus confirmed in Kenya

A total of 7 active cases

3 more cases of Coronvirus confirmed in Kenya, total rises to 7 - Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed three more cases of Coronavirus infections in Kenya.

Among the three is a couple who had recently travelled to Spain and returned to Kenya via Dubai.

"Today we have received confirmation of another three cases of Coronavirus following tests that were carried out by the National Influenza Centre as well as Kemri Laboratories in the Country, therefore, we now have in the country 7 confirmed cases. It is important to note that all these have been imported cases from outside the country.

"The first two cases out of the three I've just reported are a couple that had travelled from Madrid, Spain on 4th March through Dubai, arriving in the country on 5th March. The third case is a Burundian national who had travelled from Dubai arriving on the 17th March and this one was picked during the routine check by our surveillance teams at JKIA," the CS reported.

Legal action against those who violate self-quarantine measure

CS Kagwe announced that every Kenyan who is travelling back to the country from overseas will now be required to sign a legal document to commit themselves to self-quarantine.

Members of the public were further asked to ensure that they report instances of people who are supposed to be in isolation refusing to do so.

The CS also revealed that Kenyan doctors have participated in a video conference with doctors in Wuhan, China as part of training in dealing with the infection.


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