Coronavirus in Kenya

March 15, 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed two more cases of the coronavirus in Kenya and confirmed the isolation of 22 people in Kenya.

The Health ministry said the 22 were in close contact with the patient who is undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi.

The ministry further said that 23 people of mixed nationalities who traveled with the patient were traced and advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

“All conferences, workshops, colloquia and training programmes are suspended until further notice. There will be no foreign travel for the next 30 days for staff of the justice sector institutions, whether official or private, save for exceptional circumstances,” CJ Maraga added.

Government suspends learning in the country, all primary and secondary students to be home by 18th March. All universities, colleges to close by Friday 20th March ~ President Uhuru Kenyatta decrees.

Following results of the two extra cases

  1. Gov has suspended all inbound travel from countries with Corona
  2. Only Kenyan citizens and foreigners residents with valid visas allowed into Kenya for the next 30 days.
  3. All persons who got into Kenya past 14 days must self quarantine. If any have symptoms of fever etc they should to hospital.
  4. Learning suspended in all learnings institutions. Days schools from tomorrow, boarding from Wed 18th. Universities by Fri 20th.
  5. Gov offices, businesses and companies encouraged to let employees work from home except those in critical services.
  6. Limit use of money, use digital money transfer and cards.
  7. Citizens encouraged to avoid congregating in crowded places, wedding funerals, churches, shopping malls, entertainment premises, public transportation, limit visitors to hospitals.
  8. Hospitals and shopping malls to provide water, soap and hand sanitizers plus disinfected.
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