Kenya has confirmed its first CoronaVirus case even as the pandemic continues to spread across the world. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says the patient in Nairobi is in stable condition and precautionary measures are still being implemented. The 27-year old, patient traveled from Ohio, to Chicago, to London then ended up in the country on 5th March. Members of the public have been urged to be extra vigilant and observe hygiene.
Kenya becomes the 15th country in Africa, and the first in the East African Region to Confirm CoronaVirus case. To that effect, the government has banned all public gatherings including religious crusades, inter school games and political rallies to curb the spread of the Virus. In the Matatu sector, Matatus have also been instructed to ensure they have hand sanitizers even as proper measures are set to be implemented. All visits to prisons have also been suspended for the next 30 days.
Kenyans have been urged to be extra vigilant and to visit any nearest medical facility for check ups if, one exhibits CoronaVirus symptoms which include fever, running nose, difficulties in breathing and coughing.
Kenyans, are advised to observe the following:
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing.
- Public transport providers to provide hand sanitizers for clients.
- Stay at home if feeling unwell, with Corona Symptoms.
- Kenyans to stop abusing social media platforms or spread wrong information that can cause fear and panic.