BBI, public meetings, games banned as Kenyan tests positive for coronavirus

BBI, public meetings, games banned as Kenyan tests positive for coronavirus

The Ministry of Health has announced a suspension on all public gatherings, meetings, games, events and church crusades.

Speaking during a press conference, the Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the decision was made after Kenya confirmed its first positive coronavirus case.

This means the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally that was scheduled to happen in Nakuru on Saturday has been cancelled.

Churches are however allowed to continue with services provided that congregants use sanitizer and adhere to the safety precautions against the pandemic.

Schools will however remain open but all inter-school games have been cancelled.

Kenyans have been advised to refrain from shaking hands and regularly wash hands or sanitize with alcohol-based products.

People who have a cough, or a fever have been advised to remain at home and avoid crowds to avoid spreading the virus.

On Friday, it was confirmed that a Kenyan citizen who was returning home from the United States via London tested positive for the virus at the National Influenza Laboratory.

The patient is currently in isolation at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

At the same time, the government has asked Kenyans to exercise caution when using social media and not create panic over the pandemic.

“At the moment, there is absolutely no need for panic or worry provided we keep having the precautionary measures,” CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

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