COVID-19 In Kenya:16 More Test Positive, 6 Dead, 4 Fully Recovered

By Virginia Mwangi / April 6, 2020 | 3:28 pm



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Kenya has so far tested 4277 people since it reported the first positive case of coronavirus, in the last 24 hours 16 more people have tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total number to 158 total cases.

Four of the 158 total cases have recovered fully while six have, sadly, succumbed to the deadly virus. “While the majority recover, when the virus spreads, it will stretch our healthcare facilities and hence cause many deaths,”

“The last time the World faced a pandemic such as this was a century ago when an influenza attack occurred. We must be ready for the worst and make no mistake, we are at war,” President Uhuru has announced.

82 percent of Kenyans positive for coronavirus are travelers and in Nairobi.

The number stood at 142 cases on Sunday.

The government on Sunday extended the suspension of international flights for another 30 days. The extension of the ban on international flights will take effect from April 6. Transport CS James Macharia however, said evacuation and cargo flights are exempted from the ban.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi also directed that those who die from the virus must be buried in 24 hours. The burials will be restricted to less than 15 close family members.

She added that all persons visiting open spaces such as supermarkets, markets and using PSVs should at all times wear face masks to curb the spread of Covid-19.







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