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Coronavirus in Kenya: Confirmed cases rise to 15

8 more people tested positive today 22nd March. Among those who tested positive include 5 Kenyans, 2 French and 1 Mexican. This brings the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country to 15.

Addressing the nation Health CS Mutah Kagwe has stated that the Coronavirus victims came in the country between 4th and 17th march.

363 people are believed to have come in contact with the victims and action to trace them has begun. Most of them are said to be already under self quarantine.

Following the increase in the number of the victims, CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced the following measures to be enforced and followed:

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 rule will be forcefully quarantined at their own expenses and upon the completion of quarantine period they will be charged in the court of law.

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CS Kagwe has asked younger people who come in the country not interact with elderly people as the interaction of the young infected people with the elderly increases risk of death among the older people.

All bars and entertainment joints to close effective today. Restaurant to remain open only for take away.

All church, mosques and family gatherings have been banned. Burials and funeral services limited to close family members.

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

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So far over 319,000 cases have been recorded world wide with over 13,600 deaths recorded. Over 96,000 people have recovered from the deadly virus.


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