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No More Inter-School Competitions As Kenya Confirms Its First Case of Coronavirus

This is Why 2020 Drama Festivals, Sports and other Inter School Events May be Interrupted

CORONAVIRUS SCARE: MEDICS AT MAKINDU SUB COUNTY HOSPITAL IN MAKUENI COUNTY SCAMPER FOR SAFETY AS A CHINESE NATIONAL IN A FACE MASK AND POLICE OFFICERS BROUGHT IN FIVE CRITICALLY ILL CHINESE PATIENTS. IMAGE COURTESY
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No More Inter-School Competitions As Kenya Confirms Its First Case of Coronavirus

This is Why 2020 Drama Festivals, Sports and other Inter School Events May be Interrupted

The Government of Kenya has banned all Inter-School Competitions in Kenya after a woman tested positive for the highly dreaded Coronavirus.

The patient is said to have flown in from Ohio, USA via London and landed in Nairobi-Kenya on Thursday March 12, 2020.

Although the patient has been quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital and is currently stable, the Kenyan Government has banned all public meetings-including Inter-School events and religious jamborees dubbed crusades to contain the virus.

Patients who are experiencing severe coughs have also been advised to remain indoors in the meantime.

This is the first case of Coronavirus on Kenyan soil.

On the CS Education Professor George Magoha and the TSC issued a circular advising schools to reduce Handshakes in a bid to reduce the risk of Coronavirus.

 Now that Coronavirus is in Kenya, there is no need for fear, act.

Protect yourself from the Covid 19 novel virus by following these simple guidelines:

Let us start by understanding how Coronavirus Spreads.

Coronavirus spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet)
It can also spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. If the droplets land in the mouths or noses of other people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs they are likely to contract  Coronavirus.
Who is likely to contract Coronavirus?

 Older adults and people suffering from severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at a higher risk of developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. 

If you are at a higher risk of contracting the virus, kindly consult your doctor for more steps on how to protect yourself.

Take these simple steps to protect yourself from Coronavirus
1. Clean your hands more often
Ensure that you wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.In case soap and water are not readily availble, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol then cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
2. Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
3. Avoid close contact with infected patients
In case you are infected, take these steps to protect others from Coronavirus
1. Stay indoors if you contract the Covid 19 Virus.
2. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
3. Dispose all used tissues in the trash.
4. wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
5. Wear a face mask especially in public places.

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