Kenya has confirmed nine more cases of coronavirus raising the total to 25. While speaking to the press, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said confirmed cases spread out in four counties; Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. Newly confirmed cases involve seven Kenyans and two foreigners.
“82 samples from suspected cases have been tested in various labs. We have received confirmation of 9 cases bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya to 25. These cases are spread out in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties”, said CS Mutahi Kagwe.
CS Muthai also indicated that tracing of contacts is underway and so far 745 have been traced and out of these 98 have been discharged.
“Tracing of contacts of patients is ongoing. The total number of traced contacts so far are 745. Out of these, 98 have been discharged”, added the CS.
The CS acknowledged that JKIA has faced challenges at designated facilities for mandatory self-quarantine though situation has been managed.
“There have been challenges at JKIA and at designated facilities for mandatory self-quarantine. This was bound to happen because of the big numbers. We have now streamlined the process”, noted the CS.
On behalf of the government, the Health CS thanked Jack Ma for donating 25,000 testing kits for the coronavirus
“We have received a donation of 25,000 testing kits for the coronavirus from Chinese business magnate Jack Ma. On behalf of the Kenyan government, I thank him”, Said CS Mutahi.
While responding to a question from a member of the media team regarding cases where children were seen across the country playing outside, the seemingly angered CS asked Kenyans to exercise discipline.
“We are suffering from cases of indiscipline and this is going to cost us. It’s a grave mistake exposing children whom we sent home for safeguarding. We want responsibility among Kenyans,
“Children were sent home for protection and not for holiday.” CS Kagwe asserted.