An Italian national has been quarantine in a medical facility in Lamu County where he had sought treatment.

The Italian man is confirmed to have recently travelled to Italy which is currently under total lockdown with over 41,000 confirmed infections and close to 3,500 deaths from the disease.

Lamu County commissioner Irungu Macharia confirmed the incident adding that the Italian took himself to the medical facility complaining of fever.

Kenyan medics during a demonstration of preparations for any potential coronavirus cases at the Mbagathi Hospital, isolation centre for the disease, in Nairobi
Kenyan medics during a demonstration of preparations for any potential coronavirus cases at the Mbagathi Hospital, isolation centre for the disease, in Nairobi

One of the major symptoms of coronavirus infection is a high fever this is why the government has set up screening centres at all points of entry in the country to help detect possible infectees.

So far, the seven confirmed cases of the virus in Kenya have been of individuals who travelled out of the country and returned infected.

2 women in Kakamega

In Kakamega county, two women were also quarantined on Friday after they displayed signs of the disease.

One of the women is said to have recently travelled from Qatar while the other is from Khwisero with no confirmed history of travelling abroad.

File image of medics wearing protective gear at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi where an isolation and treatment centre for the new coronavirus was set up on March 6
File image of medics wearing protective gear at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi where an isolation and treatment centre for the new coronavirus was set up on March 6