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Coronavirus: panic in Kisumu as a Chinese man is isolated

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A Chinese man suspected to have contracted the deadly coronavirus has been admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu.

The man who works at a construction site in Ugunja, Siaya County was brought in by an unidentified woman to the hospital.

He had his mask on as a precaution before he was isolated as he received treatment.

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Speaking to Citizen, the hospital confirmed that he was being treated for Pneumonia but they decided to isolate as a precautionary measure.

They further confirmed samples of his blood have been taken and sent to Nairobi for testing.

The news comes at a time when Chinese nationals are coming back into the country following the Lunar New year festivals.

The government of China through their ambassador to Kenya advised fellow citizens to self isolate themselves for 14 days before interacting with people.

Currently, in China, the number of infections has risen to 62,442.

The death toll from the deadly coronavirus stands at 2,247 with 115 deaths being reported from Hubei province.

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