Coronavirus: All visits to prisons suspended for 30 days

In Summary

• Health CS said the 30-day suspension will be effective from March 13.

• All public gatherings have been suspended

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe
PRECAUTION: Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

The government has suspended all visits to prisons after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Kenya on Friday.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the 30-day suspension will be effective from March 13, 2020.

Other measures put in place include:

  1.  People who are coughing or sneezing to stay at home.
  2. Stay at home if you have a fever.
  3.  All public gatherings have been suspended.
  4. All inter-school events have been suspended.
  5. Public transport providers to provide hand sanitizers for passengers.
  6. All prison visits have been suspended.

    Travels outside the country have been suspended unless absolutely necessary.

  8. Zero travel to countries with high coronavirus outbreak.

All public gatherings including church crusades, games and even interschool events have been suspended.

Kagwe said that the patient who is a 27-year-old Kenyan who travelled back to Kenya from London is stable and the temperature has gone down and will not be released until she tests negative.

The CS has urged Kenyans to remain calm since the government has put in place enough measures to prevent the virus from spreading.