No Handshakes in Kenyan Schools Directs CS Magoha
CS Magoha has directed all school heads to sensitize the staff, subordinate workers and students to avoid shaking hands in a bid to mitigate the dreaded Coronavirus.
In a circular dated March 4, 2020 copied to regional, county and sub county directors, the CS cautions schools to be cautious about handshakes.
Consequently, school heads are expected to sensitize learners and staff regarding handshakes to reduce the chances of the Coronavirus spreading.
Meanwhile, the Council of Governor’s, CoG, has revealed that only 23 counties are ready to deal with the virus in case it strikes.
These 23 counties which are yet to be listed have already set up national emergency response units in level 4 and level 5 hospitals.
On the other hand, 24 counties are yet to come up with the emergency units.
14 counties have been mapped out as high risk areas. These majorly include Counties that are located near main entry points to Kenya.
Below is a List of African Countries with Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus and symptoms of the novel covid 19 Virus.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
High temperature/ fever
What is the source of Coronavirus?
Coronavirus originates from animals to human. 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