Breaking: First Coronavirus case confirmed in Kenya.

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health, Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed the first coronavirus case in Kenya. The case is of a woman, a Kenyan citizen who returned to the country from the US via London on 5th March.  The National Influenza lab confirmed the woman tested positive of the virus on the night of March 12, CS Kagwe told a news conference.

Yesterday President Kenyatta received an initial report of the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus at State House Nairobi. The Head of State was briefed on the level of preparedness by both the National and County Governments in line with Executive Order No. 2 issued on 28th February 2020 which the President ordered the committee. This follows World Health Organization declaration of COVID19 as a global pandemic. The President directed the Treasury to do a necessary review and adjustment of budgets towards prevention and management response actions, and to cushion the economy against the negative effects of the pandemic and coordinate responses.

CS Mutahi Kagwe has suspended all public gatherings and urged Kenyans to remain calm and not to panic as the case is under control. Mutahi warned Kenyans against abusing Social Media to spread misinformation concerning the issue. He also warned the pharmacies and businesses against hiking prices of medical and other products.

“This is not a time to assign blame but one to join hands to ensure this pandemic does not tear through our country. This is not the time to make abnormal prices,” he warned pharmacies and business people.

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This is what the Ministry of Health requires Kenyans to do at this time the country is facing coronavirus fears:
1. Maintain a distance of at least 1 metre from persons who are coughing.
2. Those coughing and have fever and difficulty in breathing should stay at home.
3. All public gatherings, and events that have large gatherings.
4. Suspension of interschool events but schools will remain open.
5. Public transport operators will be required to regularly clean their vehicles and provide sanitizers to passengers.
6. Suspension of all visits to prisons for the next 30 days.
7. Kenyans have been warned against spreading misinformation.
8. Unless absolutely necessary, traveling to affected countries has been banned.

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