Coronavirus: Follow these Guidelines by President Uhuru Kenyatta to Lower the Risk of Contracting Coronavirus, Covid 19
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Guidelines on Coronavirus, Covid 19.
Following the confirmation of three Coronavirus positive cases in Kenya by Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Kenyan Government took swift steps to curb further spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.
Consequently, the President issued the following guidelines to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in Kenya.
1. Government banning all travels in and out of the country
2. Only Kenyan citizens with valid passports will be allowed in only if they test positive.
3. All Kenyans who arrived in the country in the last 14 days to take self-quarantine.
4. All schools and learning institutions to be closed by Friday, March 19, 2020.
5. Government offices and companies must allow workers to work from home unless it is necessary to work from the office.
6. Cashless transactions to be used instead of cash transactions. The Cost of transactions should hence be lowered.
7. Avoid any kind of congregations such as weddings, funerals, church, shopping malls, and entertainment places, minimize congestion in public transport, limit congestions in hospitals
8. Hospitals and shopping malls to provide water and soap or sanitizers for their customers.
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Employees have also been advised to work from home
President Uhuru Kenyatta has just suspended learning in all Educational Institutions’ primary and secondary schools included.
This decision was arrived at after two more people tested positive for the dreaded Coronavirus.
Consequently, day schools should suspend learning from Monday, March 16, 2020.
Boarding Schools, on the other hand, should ensure that learners arrive home by Wednesday, March 17, 2020.
Universities and colleges have been directed to close by Friday, March 20, 2020.
Company employees have been advised to work from home unless they must report to work.
Other Coronavirus Updates
Coronavirus now in Kenya: Government Bans All Public Gatherings After a Woman Tests Positive
At last, the Ministry of Health in Kenya has confirmed the first case of Coronavirus.
According to CS Health Mutahi Kagwe, the patient, a woman tested positive on Thursday, March 13, 2020, and has since been quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
He further reassured the public that Kenya is still safe so long as they observe the guidelines provided by the MOH on how to contain the Covid 19 Virus.
The woman had flown in from Ohio, via London.
The Government is, therefore, trying to trace the people that she came into contact with to contain the spread of the virus in Kenya.
No public gatherings
The Kenyan Government has since banned all public meetings including the famous religious jamborees dubbed crusades to reduce the risk of contracting Coronavirus.
Interschool competitions have also been banned following the confirmation of Coronavirus on Kenyan soil.
Cs Mutahi Kagwe has however told Kenyans to remain calm and continue observing basic hygiene standards.
He said there is no need for alarm since this is just one case that has been confirmed.
Besides, the patient is in stable condition and is currently receiving the necessary medical attention.
Kenyans have also been advised to look out for people exhibiting Coronavirus signs and symptoms.
Below is a List of African Countries with Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus and signs & symptoms of the novel covid 19 Virus.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
High temperature/ fever
What is the source of Coronavirus?
Coronavirus originates from animals to humans. It is believed to have originated from a snake, at the South China Seafood Wholesale Market.
Most of the victims die from Coronavirus, especially if their immune system is weak.
Most Coronavirus victims die from pneumonia-related complications and swelling in the lungs.
Coronavirus also causes swelling in the respiratory system making it hard to breathe lungs cannot pass oxygen into the bloodstream.
This leads to organ failure and death.
Severe pneumonia can kill a person by drowning them in the fluid flooding their lungs.
Countries with Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus
Cases of Coronavirus have been detected in several countries within Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and North America.
African CpunCount with Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus
Cases of Coronavirus have so far been confirmed in the following Countries
1. Egypt 59 cases, 1 death
2. Morocco 3 cases, 1 death
3. South Africa 13 cases
4. Togo 1 case
5. Cameroon 2 cases
6. Democratic Republic of Congo 1 case
6. Algeria 20 cases
7. Burkina Faso 2 cases
8. Senegal 4 cases
9. Tunisia 5 cases
10. Togo 1 case