India variant of Covid-19 reported in Kenya – Ministry of Health

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Heath has announced that the Covid-19 variant from India has been detected in Kenya.

According to Health Director General, Dr. Patrick Amoth, the five cases of the Indian variant were detected upon arrival into the country.

He noted that the cases were detected on Thursday last week, before the ban on flights to and from India was announced.

The cases were reported in Kisumu where the five Indian nationals are working on a fertilizer plant.

"We picked this from Indian travelers who are doing some work in the western part of Kisumu. We have gone ahead together with the Kisumu County health team to do contact tracing," stated Dr Amoth.

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