Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed the case was diagnosed on a woman who travelled to Kenya from the United States through London.
The results were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, evening.
“The patient is in stable condition. Her temparature has reduced to normal, she is eating and and will be released when the test confirms she is negative,” Kagwe said.
The CS said the patient was subjected to screening in Chicago and London and tested negative.
However, when she was subjected to a similar test upon arriving in Kenya, she was found to be positive.
“I want to thank this lady, immediately she fell unwell she took herself to the hospital. She is a responsible citizen. She has given names and contacts of all the people she was in contact with who will be tested,” he added
The government has suspended all visits to prisons after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Kenya on Friday.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the 30-day suspension will be effective from March 13, 2020.
Other measures put in place include:
- People who are coughing or sneezing to stay at home.
- Stay at home if you have a fever.
- All public gatherings have been suspended.
- All inter-school events have been suspended.
- Public transport providers to provide hand sanitisers for passengers.
- All prison visits have been suspended.
Travels outside the country have been suspended unless absolutely necessary.
- Zero travel to countries with high corona virus outbreak.
More to follow;