The Ministry of Health states that they are “on high alert to ensure there is no importation of COVID-19”.
This comes after China Southern Airlines resumed its flights to Nairobi.
“All 239 passengers were screened onboard, cleared and advised to self — quarantine for the next 14 days. Meanwhile, Kenyans are advised against non — essential travel to countries experiencing the outbreak. This is in view of the expanding geographical spread of the outbreak across the world.”
“In addition, members of the public are advised to remain vigilant as the risk is still high and to continue taking precautionary measures by maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene, safe food practices and avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections.
Further, anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, coughing, difficulty to breathing and sneezing with a history of recent travel to affected countries is advised to visit the nearest health facility for assessment and prompt management.”
A taxi driver who was transporting Chinese clients from JKIA was spotted near Daystar University wearing a mask.
The photo has gone viral.
This is more so because the Ministry of Health has investigated seventeen (17) alerts and all have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19.
On Tuesday 25th February 2020, two alerts, one along Riara Road and the other in Valley Arcade Nairobi County, were investigated and both did not meet the World Health Organization (WHO) case definition criteria.
Check out the photo.
According to the WHO, as of 25th February 2020, 80239 cases and 2700 deaths have been reported.