Govt to carry out Coronavirus drill this Sunday

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Mar 12th 2020 at 13:01
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The government has announced plans to carry out a drill on the Coronavirus this Sunday.

Speaking at Mbagathi Hospital on Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe urged the public to be calm during the drill saying it would simulate a case of COVID-19 infection.

It is aimed at educating the public and shedding light on how health officers should respond in case they encounter such a case.

"I will say here today that on Sunday at 11 O'clock we shall be carrying out a simulation of a real case at the Mbagathi Hospital.

"I do not want when the ambulances start whirling away for people to think that we have a real situation," he stated.

Elsewhere, Saudi Arabia has banned the entry of Kenyans, citizens from the European Union and 11 other countries to the country in a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus.

In the latest decision, Saudi Arabia extended flight and travel bans from Switzerland, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.

The travel of its citizens to the named countries has also been banned.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that citizens and residents in the affected jurisdictions have 72 hours to return to the Kingdom.

Kenyans are among the millions of job seekers who travel to Saudi Arabia to look for employment.

No case of coronavirus has been reported in Kenya since its outbreak late last year in the Wuhan City of China.

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