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Coronavirus in Kenya: Visit the hospital if you have these symptoms
By Vincent Kejitan | Updated Mar 14, 2020 at 12:23 EAT
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
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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 immediately.

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 assistance immediately.

  • High body temperature
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in breathing

The telephone numbers provided are – 0729471414 and 0732353535

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 immediately.

“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 5, 2020.

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