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PHOTOS: Random Testing Of Coronavirus Starts In Nairobi

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‪Covid-19 random screening for members of the public kicks off. The team is currently visiting high density areas of Nairobi CBD namely Muthurwa, Gikomba markets, Tea Room, Machakos bus stop.

‪Those with temperatures of 38 degrees will have history taken and if necessary referred for further assessment‬.

This follows the directive of the government issued by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. The increased screening is meant to determine the exact extent of prevalence of the virus.

As of Friday updates from the government, total number of confirmed cases still stands at 7.

Of the 7 patients, six are Kenyans and a Burundian, whom the CS said are “doing well under the observation of the Ministry of Health and Kenyatta National Hospital staff.”

All the cases were imported.

He said the 7 are being re-tested to see whether they have turned negative.

Tests on 8 people at the Mbagathi Hospital’s isolation facility had turned out negative and were being processed for discharge.

The CS said the Government had traced 145 people who came into contact with positive cases to ensure they are quarantined.

“We have screed over 600,000 people who have entered our country from our entry points,” he said.

As of the time of this post, there 269,958 confirmed cases and 11,260 reported deaths of Coronavirus globally with no death nor recovery reported in Kenya yet.

Elsewhere, President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted a prayer service at State House, Nairobi to mark the National Day of Prayer on Coronavirus pandemic. The Service was led by a cross-section of religious leaders and is being broadcast live on all leading media stations.

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