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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases rises to 16

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that one more person has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus case.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16 in the country.

Among the people in isolation at Mbagathi is a priest from Siaya who traveled from Rome. He is reported to have conducted a burial ceremony over the weekend and emergency response unit has been sent to Siaya to trace all he came in contact with.He tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Kagwe has stated that all visitors coming in the country will also be allowed to choose the hotels they wish to spend the quarantine period in. He asked hotel owners not to charge them at usual rates  but on an agreeable arrangement.

CS Kagwe insisted that they are not prisoners and they deserve their freedom. He however insisted that they will be under observation by the medics and Kenyan police officers.

CS Mutahi Kagwe says they’ve traced 646 persons who came into close contact with the confirmed cases, 96 already have been released after completing the 14-day quarantine.

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Yesterday Kagwe announced various measures to curb the spread of the virus

Following the increase of the in the number of confirmed cases, CS Kagwe called for the following measures to be enforced:

All international flights have been suspended from Wednesday 25th, apart from cargo planes.

All visitors coming into the country to be tested at their own expenses.

All persons who violates self-quarantine will be forcefully quarantined at their own cost and upon the completion of quarantine period they will be charged in the court of law.

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All bars and entertainment joints to close from yesterday 22nd March. Restaurant to remain open only for take away.

All church, mosque and family gatherings were banned. Burials and funeral services were limited limited to close family members.

All the law enforcer to ensure that the directives are adhered to to the latter.



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