The Kenyan Government through President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed two more cases of the dreadful Coronavirus making the total number of Coronavirus cases to rise to three.
While addressing the nation on Sunday 15, Uhuru Kenyatta asserted that the two extra people who have tested positive came into contact with the first patient; a Kenyan lady residing from Ongata Rongai who had returned from the US.
President Uhuru Kenyatta revealed that all 27 people who had come into contact with the first victim were traced and quarantined, with two of them testing positive of the Coronavirus.
“Our health officials have already moved them into Kenyatta National Hospital isolation facility. The medical teams are closely monitoring the patients who are reported to be in stable condition and are responding well to treatment,” Kenyatta said during a press conference.
Following confirmation of the three cases, President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the following;
Suspension of entry into Kenya by people from all countries affected by the Coronavirus for the next 30 days, which will take effect in the next 48 hours. Only Kenyan nationals and foreigners with valid resident permits will be allowed into the country but quarantined.
President ordered self-quarantine of all people who have entered Kenya within the last 14 days.
Suspension of learning in all education institutions with primary and secondary schools closing on Monday 16th while all boarding schools will shut doors on Wednesday 18th. Universities and tertiary institution will close Friday.
The president asked government institutions and businesses to allow employees work from home if possible.
He also encouraged citizens to avoid congregating in public places e.g. shopping mall, entertainment places, churches, weddings and funerals.