Nairobi clinic claiming to sell coronavirus test kits shut down
By Fay Ngina | March 17th 2020
Officials at the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist
Board (KMPDB) on Monday, March 16, raided a cosmetic -dermatology clinic at Yaya
Centre purporting to be selling Coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits.
The raid came after an advert from the Avanè cosmetic
-dermatology clinic and medical spa went viral on various social media
The advert stated that the COVID-19 test kits cost Sh3,000
adding that there were only 400 remaining kits from a 1,000-unit stock.
Many Kenyans on social media raised concerns over the advert
with most of them questioning if it was genuine.
However, the clinic management stated that they were yet to
order for any kits.
After a thorough search on the facility to find the kits, 15
staff members were taken for interrogation by the KMPDB officials. The clinic
was shut down to allow investigations.
On Monday evening, Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said
that the number of coronavirus in the country stood at three as they held 20
people at the Mbagathi District Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)
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“The three persons (at KNH) meet the criteria of suspect
cases, which includes cough and difficulty in breathing.”
"We have put measures in place to ensure the situation
does not escalate,” Oguna said.
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