Kenyan students trapped in Wuhan over coronavirus to receive Ksh.1.3M

Kenyan students trapped in Wuhan over coronavirus to receive Ksh.1.3M

The Kenyan government has released Ksh.1.3million for students who are trapped in Wuhan, China following the coronavirus outbreak.

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Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said this is in addition to Ksh.500,000 donated by the Chinese Government to help the students get supplies.

According to him, the Kenyan government has made contact with the students and been able to secure medical services for them.

Rtd. Col. Oguna further noted that all the students were in good health but maintained that bringing them back home would put them at risk of getting infected.

At the same time, he allayed fears of coronavirus outbreak in Kenya saying that there have been no cases reported so far.

During his press conference on Thursday, the Government Spokesman said a multi-agency team has been set up and is ready to deal with any cases that may arise.

At the moment, Kenya has already set up two laboratories to test suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

Previously, samples drawn from patients had to be flown to South Africa for the necessary tests.

To make sure that no patients with the deadly virus get into the country, Oguna said the government has heightened surveillance in 34 entry points.

All visitors to the country from China will now be subjected to mandatory screening.

The government has also bought an additional 5,000 protective gears and set up isolation facilities at the Kenyatta National Hospital and Mbagathi Hospital.

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