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Health ministry to confirm tomorrow if Coronavirus is in Kenya

By George Kebaso
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki. PHOTO/FILE
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    • Outgoing Health Cabinet Secretary(CS) Sicily Kariuki this evening said that the government will to declare test results by close of business tomorrow.

The government is treating the isolated 'Coronavirus' patient as a suspected case so far.

Outgoing Health Cabinet Secretary(CS) Sicily Kariuki this evening said that the government will to declare test results by close of business tomorrow.

"We have sent two sets of sample test results outside the country for comparison. We have involved the World Health Organisation," the CS said.

She said the patient is stable at the infectious diseases isolation centre, and being observed.

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"Kenyatta National Hospital and the country in general is prepared to deal with the situation. We are treating the situation as an emergency," she said.

Acting Director General of health, Patrick Amoth said through a contact at Kenya Airways, the ministry has been able to obtain a passenger manifest for all those who were on board the flight.

"We have asked KQ to send an alert to all of them for purposes of check up on nearby hospitals," he added.

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