Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Friday, March 13th, 2020, confirmed Kenya’s first coronavirus case.
The patient is a female student who jetted in from the US via London.
Mr. Kagwe said that the patient in a stable condition as their temperature had gone down.
The CS has asked Kenyans not to panic as the government has put enough measures in place to prevent the virus from going viral.
He encouraged Kenyans to go about their daily activities as usual while taking the necessary precautions.
Accordingly, the government has suspended all prison visits for the next thirty days. Suspended as well are public gatherings, games, interschool events, and church crusades.
All persons who may be sneezing, coughing, and with a fever should stay away from the public. The CS has directed all public transport providers to provide hand sanitizers forthwith.
Kenyans are also not allowed to travel outside the country unless it is necessary, but going to countries with a higher outbreak has been stopped completely.
Kenya is the first East African country to fall victim to the sting of coronavirus.