Kenya has reported five new coronavirus cases bringing the country’s total number to 189, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said.
One of the cases the patient has a history of travelling from the UAE, three are from Mombasa, while Nairobi and Nyandarua have one case each.
Kagwe during his daily briefing on the coronavirus on Friday at Afya House said the five new cases were out of 504 samples tested.
Health CS Kagwe also announced that 10 individuals have recovered and are set to be released from Mbagathi Hospital Isolation Centre after they tested negative twice.
The Health CS also acknowledged that the country was facing a problem of disposing of the face masks.
In relation to this issue, the CS said that the Ministry of Health together with the Ministry of Environment will formulate protocols and distribute the same to county governments.
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says this Easter holiday will be a time to reflect and not hosting parties or visiting others to try to avoid the spread of COVID-19. People are urged to follow the government’s directives and stay at home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Kagwe also said “This being an Easter weekend, I want to make a special plea to all Kenyans to strictly stay at home and to continue observing all the other measures we have put in place. Do not host parties, and make the usual Easter visits. Stay at home! I wish you a reflective and blessed Easter weekend”. read more
Source – KBC