Following the announcement of the first case of Coronavirus
in Kenya, health officials have urged the public to exercise caution in a bid
to contain the spread of the virus.
The Ministry of Health has given the contacts of their
emergency teams and those with the following symptoms have been urged to seek
- High body temperature
- Coughing and sneezing
- Sore throat
- Difficulty in breathing
The telephone numbers provided are – 0729471414 and
The Ministry of Health on Friday notified Kenyans that most
people who will be infected with Coronavirus may experience mild illness but
will recover quickly.
Through a statement to newsrooms, the Ministry, however,
stated that the disease can be more severe among the elderly and those who
notice symptoms should self-quarantine and get in touch with health officials
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“Kenyans are reminded that most people who become infected
may experience only mild illness and recover easily, but the disease can be
more severe in others, especially the elderly and persons with other chronic
illnesses,” read the statement in part.
This comes after the Ministry confirmed a Coronavirus
disease (COVID-19) case in Nairobi.
The case, which was confirmed on March 12, 2020, is the
first one to be reported in Kenya since the beginning of the outbreak in China
in December 2019.
The case is a Kenyan citizen who travelled back to Nairobi
returning from the United States of America via London, United Kingdom on March