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America warns citizens against travel to Kenya over high risk of contacting COVID-19

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The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has assigned Kenya a Level 4 alert, which is their highest risk assessment level for COVID-19.

A Level 4 alert means that American citizens should avoid all travel to the country because there are very high chances of contracting COVID-19.

“Travelers should avoid all travel to Kenya. Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19,” says the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Interestingly, the alert comes from a country that just reported its highest number of coronavirus deaths in a single day with 3,157 new fatalities on Wednesday.

CoronavirusOver 273,799 people in the US have died of the virus and more than 13.9 million have been infected, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The American Ambulance Association, in a letter released Wednesday, revealed that the 911 emergency call system is “at a breaking point.”

Sure, the COVID-19 situation is serious in Kenya which has reported 85,130 with 1,484 deaths but nothing can compare to what is going on in America.

The US health institute advises persons travelling to Kenya to undergo a viral test 1–3 days before their trip.

“Do not travel if you are waiting for test results, test positive, or are sick,” adds CDC.

Aeroplane 2During travel to Kenya, CDC has advised American travelers to “wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch your health for signs of illness.”

And before travelling back the United States, travelers have been asked to get tested for the virus and self quarantine for seven days after returning home.

“If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days. If you had a known exposure to COVID-19 while traveling, delay travel, quarantine from other people, get tested, and monitor your health,” states the US health institute.

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