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Kenyan Student Who Just Returned From The US Has Been Quarantined In Kitale With Coronavirus Symptoms

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A Kenyan student from Dallas, US has been quarantined in Kitale after showing Coronavirus-like symptoms.

Word went around in Gatua village that a student had returned from the US on Thursday and was exhibiting the symptoms; fever and incessant coughing on Friday.

Area residents then informed the chief and alerted the public health officials.

Specimen were taken from the student and sent to the influenza lab for testing. Meanwhile both the student and his family have since been put in isolation.

Kenya has put in place stringent requirements for containing the virus including a 14 day self quarantine for everyone coming from abroad and not to use public transport from the airport. It’s therefore a question for investigators to figure out how he traveled from Nairobi to Kitale to figure out his contacts should the case turn out positive.

All Kenyan COVID-19 cases have been confirmed as imported from US, Spain, UK. Many countries are now closing their borders as the contagious virus continues to ravage the continent.

Kenya has so far confirmed seven positive cases of the COVID-19 disease whose global figures stood at 276,474 as of Saturday morning.

Total number of deaths worldwide is 11,417 and recovered cases are 91,954.


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