The government through the Ministry of Health has announced today that 3 more coronavirus cases have been confirmed. Dr Mutahi Kagwe said that two of the three were couples who had travelled from Spain through Dubai. Another is a Burundian who had travelled from Dubai to the country and was confirmed to be suffering from the virus at JKIA.
The total number of patients has now risen to 7 from the 4 that were announced yesterday. The government has therefore banned all congregations in any part of the country. The ministry has urged the country to stay vigillant and ensure that any person suspected to be suffering from the symptoms be able to call the Toll free number in order to get help.
Earlier on, President Uhuru Kenyatta held a press conference with members of the banking industry who assured the country of their support. The officials and the Ministry of Treasury noted that they had put in place measures to ensure that the spread of the virus is contained.
Mutahi Kagwe has said that the government is preparing KMTC centers for quarantine purposes. He noted that the MTCs are much more suitable for the purpose. He also urged the Matatu industry to ensure that they follow the ministry’s advise.
The CS also said that they had received some expert training from a professional from the Chinese government who took them through the process of ensuring that the numbers drop to zero. He said that Kenya now has a qualified team to handle any issue that might arise from Coronavirus cases.
The government will tomorrow dispatch every resource needed to all county governments as a way of ensuring that cases are tackled as they arise. The government is also increasing supplies of the hand sanitisers and has already set up a manufacturing plant in KEMRI.