Rapid response team sent to Ongata Rongai to retrace steps of coronavirus patient


Rapid response team sent to Ongata Rongai to retrace steps of coronavirus patient
Kenyan nurses wearing protective gear prepare a ward during a demonstration of preparations for any potential coronavirus cases at the Mbagathi Hospital, isolation centre for coronavirus, in Nairobi, Kenya March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi/File Photo

A rapid response team has been sent to Ongata Rongai to retrace the steps of the first Kenyan coronavirus patient who tested positive.

Reports indicate that the patient who arrived from the U.S. on March 5 spent some time in Ongata Rongai before she was hospitalized.

Her identity has however not been revealed.

An emergency health meeting has been convened at Olekasasi health centre Ongata Rongai.

Health stakeholders and leaders are expected to meet and chart the way forward in order to contain the situation.

At the time of publishing, Area MP Joseph Manje was to issue a press statement in this regard.

Kenya and Ethiopia are latest African countries to confirm positive cases of coronavirus.

The Ethiopian case is a Japanese citizen.

Other cases on the continent are in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Togo, Burkina Faso.

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