Health CS Sicily Kariuki.

Kenyans have taken to social media to air varied sentiments after reports that a plane with 239 passengers from China had landed in the country.

Speaking on the incident, Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna called for calm saying that there’s no cause for alarm.

"Those people coming from China have been screened. Nobody gets on a plane without screening to ensure they are not at risk," said Oguna, adding that stringent screening measure have been put in place at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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"This is to ensure that everybody is safe. Those who leave the airport are expected to self-quarantine. These are precautionary measures to ensure that nobody is put at risk of infection," he said.

However, Kenyans have questioned the government’s move to ask the passengers to self-quarantine for 14 days as a precaution while also questioning its preparedness to tackle the virus should there be an outbreak in Kenya.

Others wondered why the government refused to evacuate 91 Kenyan students stuck in Wuhan despite pleas from their families to bring them back home.

This particular strain of the coronavirus, officially named Covid-19 broke out in China and has infected 81,291 people globally and killed 2,770.

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Here are some of the sentiments: