Coronavirus is fast becoming an epidemic with this being the first time since it discovery for there to be more cases outside of China of the disease. About 19 people have died in Italy and over 200 cases in Iran.
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Even in light of these new cases, a flight from China arrived yesterday with 239 passengers. Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna, however, said there was no cause for alarm “because all precautionary measures are in place and everybody who comes into the country is screened adequately.”
“Those people coming from China have been screened. Nobody gets on a plane without screening to ensure they are not at risk,” said Oguna.
China has been the epicentre of the virus, which has infected 81,291 people globally and killed 2,770, most of them in the Asian nation.The novel coronavirus disease 2019, which has been officially named Covid-19, is most often spread from person to person.
He stated that stringent measures have been put in place at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, including mandatory screening.
We do hope all has been done to ensure safety of all Kenyan Citizens.