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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases rises to 3 in Kenya

Coronavirus: 3 people test positive in Kenya

The number of people infected with Coronavirus has risen to two. This is after two more people tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus. The new cases were confirmed on Sunday.

The two who tested positive were passengers on the same plane with the 27 year old lady who tested positive earlier. They were seated side by side with the victim.

Following the outbreak the president has issued a directive for all schools to close starting tomorrow. The president has also announced cancellation of all international travels for the next 30 days. Also all the visitors who have arrived in the country have been asked to self quarantine themselves for the next 14 days.

The president has issued a warning on suppliers who are planning to hike commodity prices. He warned that actions will be taken against those who will capitalize on the situation to exploit Kenyans.

Kenyans have also been asked to take precaution while handling money. He encouraged on cashless transactions as notes may aid in spreading of the virus.

45 people have so far been identified in the ongoing effort to retrace and identify people the Coronavirus patient interacted with.

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The rapid response unit was deployed at Ongata Rongai to carry out the exercise and so far the residence where the victim was staying has been sprayed with disinfectants.

It has been reported that the 27 year old patient, had come to see a male friend who is a tenant at the house.

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At the time the woman was visiting, it was reported that 7 people were living in the house.

Of the 45 who have been identified, 22 have been quarantined at the Mbagathi Isolation Unit. The remaining 23 have been asked to self-quarantine for the next 14 days.

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The Rapid Response team comprises officials from World Health Organization, Amref, the Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Nairobi, World Bank, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, and the national and county governments.

A video posted online showed two young men being directed to a waiting ambulance by masked men in white aprons minutes after the positive coronavirus case was announced. However, tenants said that besides those who occupied the house the woman had visited, the rest of the houses were neither examined nor screened.


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