Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed that one more patient has tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya bringing the total number to 4.
According to the CS, the patient’s samples were confirmed as positive by the National Influenza Centre which so far has tested 111 suspected cases together with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
Speaking during a Press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Kagwe stated that the patient had traveled from London on March 8 and arrived in Kenya the next day.
Kenyans have been urged to use the toll free line 719 to get more information.
“We have urged the people to stay away from where people are congregating such as churches and weddings. Wherever possible people in office should try and work from home,” The CS Stated.
The CS also stated that on 12th march, 27 people were traced after coming in contact with the first patient and two of them tested positive.
Those who turned negative were released but were asked to quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days.
Kenyans have been urged to maintain high level of hygiene. PSV vehicles were ordered to provide sanitisers to the passengers to minimize the risk of infection.
Schools were ordered to close indefinitely and on Tuesday Many students were sported in various towns going back home.