August 11, 2022

The Ministry of Health in a statement on Thursday, March 5, listed 14 counties that were at high risk of registering Coronavirus infections.

The ministry explained that these counties were most susceptible to the infection because they were entry points into the country.

The statement listed 14 Counties among them Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Marsabit, Garissa, Kitui, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Busia and Wajir.

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Foreign Affairs CS Rachael Omamo at Kenya School of Government (KSG), Lower Kabete in Kiambu For a Consultative Devolution meeting. Thursday, February 20, 2020

Simon Kiragu

“The country’s surveillance system is robust and we are confident on no confirmed cases as of March, 5, ” stated Dr. Daniel Langat, the head of disease surveillance at the ministry.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, on Wednesday, co-chaired a consultative meeting between the Council of Governors (CoG) health committee, the Ministry of Health and health CECMs, convened by the CoG health committee chair, Governor Mohammed Kuti at the CoG Offices.

During the meeting, the leaders deliberated on the counties’ preparedness to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The meeting also discussed the national government preparedness plan as per the Presidential Executive order No2 that was issued on February 28.

The committee also briefed the nation on the national contingency response plan.

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A coronavirus checkpoint in Kenya.

A coronavirus checkpoint in Kenya.

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VOA

The report comes after the government created an isolation facility at Mbagati Hospital in Nairobi. The 120-bed facility is set to be commissioned on Friday.

Fear of the dreadful virus has been experienced in the country since its outbreak in Wuhan, China with a number of cases being reported in Kitui, Machakos, Mombasa and some parts of Nairobi.

An uproar from members of the public had ensued on February 26, after a plane from China landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This was followed by the banning of flights from China after a court order a consequent banning of charter flights from North Italy. 

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