Following the entry of 239 passengers into the country, some Kenyans have started taking precaution. This is in attempt to get protection while interacting with passengers from the Chinese air plane that landed in the country yesterday.
In a photo that has surfaced online, one tax driver can be spotted wearing a mask. He is believed to be ferrying some passengers from the China plane that landed at JKIA yesterday. He was spotted in traffic outside Daystar University. Taxi people being some of the most predisposed group are not taking chances. The driver’s hygiene mask is intact as he transports his passengers.
The Chinese embassy released a statement on Wednesday confirming that the China Southern Airlines have resumed flights from Guanzhou to Nairobi.
According to the Chinese Embassy, they notified the Ministry of Health in advance, and that all passengers on board were screened, cleared and advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Kenya cancelled its flights to china which has been hit hard by the Coronavirus epidemic. The decision to allow china planes into our country is what has angered, many Kenyans. In a video circulating online from Wednesday, a Chinese airline plane with 239 passengers is seen landing at JKIA ,with Chinese passengers seen alighting from the planes in masks. The poor Kenyans and with without protective masks are seen receiving the visitors.
The coronavirus has claimed over 2800 lives with over 80,000 being infected.
The World Health organization had expressed its fears of the virus spreading to countries with poor health system. With Kenya seen not enough prepared, the act of allowing the Chinese airline in the country is seen as a gamble by the government with the health of its citizens.
Kenyans have expressed their fears and its a wait and see situation from the Kenyan government. The ministry of health had earlier on stated that the passengers were allowed in after they were cleared.