Kenya reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

The Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry of health, Kenya, Rashid Aman. /PHOTO: Ministry of Health – Kenya

Kenya on Sunday reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s total tally to 355.

The figure was announced by the Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry of health, Rashid Aman, who warned Kenyans against complacency in the war against the disease.

But in better news from the briefing, Aman said that cases of recoveries in the east African country had reached 106 after eight more patients were discharged.

Kenya is one of 52 African countries that have reported COVID-19 cases. The continent has registered more than 30,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,374 deaths across 52 countries. The disease has killed over 203,000 people globally.

In a bid to curb further spread of the disease in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday announced a 21-day extension of a partial lockdown and nationwide nighttime curfew.

In Sunday’s briefing, Aman was joined by the Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha who announced that the reopening of schools would be delayed by a month as the government continues its efforts to defeat the disease.