The Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has on Wednesday March 18th confirmed 3 more cases now bringing them to a total of 7 Coronavirus cases in Kenya.
CS Mutahi Kagwe says all the 3 new cases have been imported from outside the country.
Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe: It is now clear that the threat we face is from Kenyans coming from overseas or those who had visited, those coming in MUST self-quarantine!
The first two #COVID19KE cases are a couple that had travelled from Madrid,Spain on 4th March, 2020 through Dubai arriving in the country on 5th March,2020.
The third case involves a Burundian national who travelled from Dubai to Kenya arriving on 17th March 2020 & was picked at JKIA by surveillance team with high temperature during routine screening.Tracing of persons who may have come into contact with these patients is ongoing.
Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe: We have 18 cases admitted at Mbagathi isolation ward, 7 of which their #COVID19 results have tested negative.
The remaining 11, their samples are still under processing in our designated laboratories.
Be reminded that it is an offence to violate the self-quarantine rule. Those who violate the rule will be arrested and charged in the court of Law.
The National Influenza Centre and KEMRI have so far tested a total of 132 cases since the disease was reported in Kenya.
Here is why it is important to keep washing your hands to best prevent yourself and your loved ones from Covid-19.