Chinese Embassy speaks on woman who was spotted wearing a mask in Athi River

The Chinese Embassy in Kenya on Thursday evening spoke on an incident where a female Chinese national was seen wearing a mask in Athi River.

Through a statement, the Embassy stated that there is only one female Chinese national in the estate and she arrived in Kenya on the same day.

The Embassy clarified that she was wearing a mask as a prevention measure and had been examined by officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Health.

This is after her photo went viral and a section of Kenyans raised concern over their safety regarding COVID-19.

“We wish to inform the public that there is only ONE female Chinese national who stays in that estate and arrived in Kenya yesterday.

“The colleague wore a mask as a prevention measure. As the rumor went viral, the Ministry of Health sent officials to examine the lady in quarantine and established that she is in good condition,” read the statement in part.

The Embassy also called for a rational approach towards the Chinese community in Kenya saying it is strongly against racist remarks directed at them in the wake of the virus.

“The Emb.'ll continue to require all Chinese nationals entering Kenya follow the 14-day quarantine instructions. we call upon a rational and scientific approach towards Chinese communities, firmly object any irresponsible and even racist remarks as seen from one of the MPs today,” read the statement.

The Embassy also maintained that all the passengers who were in the China Southern Airlines flight to Nairobi had been screened at least five times and their information is with the Ministry of Health.

It will also continue to update the Ministry of Health every Monday and Thursday on the information of the quarantined and those released after 14 days.