One more patient has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Kenya, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Tuesday.
“The latest case was confirmed today (Tuesday) at our National Influenza Laboratory,” Kagwe said.
The patient traveled from London and arrived in Kenya on March 9.
“Tracing of persons who had been in contact with the person is ongoing.”
Health CS Hon. Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed another case of the Coronavirus following tests carried out to a patient in one of the private facilities. This now brings the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the country to four #COVID19KE @WHOKenya @CDCKenya @UNICEFKenya pic.twitter.com/9LM91cFX6S
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) March 17, 2020
“Confirmed cases are healthy, with no danger signs.”
Twenty-three people who had been placed under quarantine were released after testing negative for the virus.
Kagwe said they have so far tested 111 people in Kenya since the pandemic shook the world.
He appealed to members of the public to use the toll free number 719 for any inquiries related to the virus.
Kagwe said everyone coming into Kenya from a country affected by coronavirus must self-quarantine or risk being jailed.
” We urge Citizens to maintain hygiene. We must appreciate the seriousness of this matter. We have taken to not shaking handles an this is not an abuse of culture but the reality of the day. Nobody should take lightly the threat to the nation ” he said.
“It is mandatory,” he said. “This is not a joke, this is the real disease. Nobody should imagine the threat facing us but let us be honest. We have four cases at the moment.”