Kenya has confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus in the country. The Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe said patient-zero is a Female 27 year-old Kenyan who came to Kenya through London.

In Summary

  • The woman is at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit
  • The woman is at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit
  • Government has banned public gatherings and rallies

The patient was placed in quarantine at the Kenyatta National Hospital, in the Infectious Diseases Unit. The Kenyan Government said that it has traced all places the patient has been in contact with since she arrived in Kenya.

Don’t Panic

The CS appealed to Kenyans to remain calm and not to panic. He also urged Kenyans to abide by the measures put in place.

“This is not a time to assign blame but one to join hands lto ensure this pandemic does not tear through our country.This is not time to make abnormal prices”

Kenya and Ghana are the most recent African countries with confirmed Coronavirus cases.

Public Gatherings Banned

Kenya has suspended international trips unless they’re important. The government has also suspended public gatherings like rallies and crusades. I addition, Inter-school events like games and cultural events have also been suspended. Churches shall be required to provide sanitizers to their congregants.

Internationally

The Coronavirus continues to affect more and more countries world-wide. International sporting events like the Premier League, Hockey League have been suspended. In addition, the NBA has suspended the season till further notice after two players tested positive.

The virus has also affected financial markets. Wall Street today witnessed the worst day since the 1987 stock market crash.

The World Health Organization has urged people to maintain hygiene. Other recommendations include:

  • Wash your hands Frequently
  • Maintain social Distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory Hygiene
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

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