Government Suspends All Public Gatherings Over Coronavirus Fear

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Visits to prisons too have also been banned for the next 30 days.

Speaking to the press Friday morning, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe suspended Inter-school events but said schools will remain open.

He added “unless absolutely necessary, traveling to affected countries have been banned too”.

This has also led Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia to suspend all flights to Rome and from Italy to Kenya.

The Covid-19  case to be reported in Kenya was of a Kenyan citizen who traveled back to Nairobi returning from the United States of America via London, United Kingdom on the 5th March, 2020.

The patient is clinically stable under the watch of medics at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

In a statement to newsrooms, National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus preparedness and response stated that they will continue to provide strategic leadership working through whole Government approach to respond to this case in the implementation of mitigation measures.

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The National Security infrastructure has mobilized to back the National Emergency Response Committee on all the precautionary measures it has announced.

It also stated that the Medical personnel be recruited and retained on an emergency basic contract to support the precautionary management measures to enhance surveillance and check any possible spread of the Coronavirus in the country.

Kagwe assured Kenyans that the government started beefing up its preparedness capacities since the first confirmed cases in China.

He confirmed that Kenya will use all the available resources to respond to the first case of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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