Government cautions Kenyans on Fake WhatsApp audio going viral

The audio said there were confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Kenya

Heath CS Mutahi Kagwe with CS Sicily Kariuki. Government cautions Kenyans on Fake WhatsApp audio going viral

The Kenyan Government has warned Kenyans on a fake WhatsApp audio that has been going viral for the better part of the day, on confirmed Coronavirus infections in the country.

In a statement, Government through the Ministry of Health said that the audio was only part of a simulation exercise during a Crisis Communication training that took place in Machakos during the weekend.

The government assured Kenyans that so far there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The current state of COVID-19 in the country is as per the national Emergency Response Committee briefing that took place on Sunday 1st March 2020. We wish to inform the public that so far, there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country,” said the statement from the Ministry of Health.

Government also warned the public to refrain from forwarding unconfirmed information on social media platforms.

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