Coronavirus cases in Kenya rise to 31

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Mercy Mwangangi

Kenya has recorded three more coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 31 the number of confirmed cases in the East African nation. Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi says the three new cases all involve Kenyans and are from local transmissions.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Mercy Mwangangi in Kenya./Photo courtesy of social media.

They are all Kenyan women aged between 30 to 61. Two of the new cases are from Kilifi and one from Nairobi.

The government, she added, has traced at least 1,029 close contacts who are being monitored closely by medical professionals.

Since the confirmation of Kenya’s first coronavirus case, 123 people have been discharged after completing the required 14-day quarantine period.

18 others are being treated at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi.

“We urge people to strictly observe social distancing especially in areas emerging as hotspots such as Kilifi,” Dr. Mwangangi warned.

Kenya is gearing up for a daily curfew that will start Friday, March 27.

The curfew effective Friday between 7.00 pm and 5.00 am will exclude persons who provide critical and essential services like the security agents, media personnel, food and beverages people among others.