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
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
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 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.