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Dadaab refugee camp records two cases of coronavirus

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Two cases of coronavirus have been reported at the Dadaab Refugee Camp raising questions on the risk of exposure facing others at the camp.

There is also the risk facing nearby camps nearby that could report cases of the pandemic that have rocked the Northern part of Kenya.

According to UN, about 217,000 refugees reside at Dadaab with another additional 320,000 people living in the neighboring camps.

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Confirming the new cases were health officials from Kenya who traced the individuals to the camp.

The same health officials are reported to have confirmed that they are in stable condition and under medical follow up by the same medical officals.

UN noted how the camp lacks the Intensive Care unit to treat the very sick and something had to be done to contain the pandemic.

In order to achieve its mission, the UN has allocated 955 beds to patients of coronavirus in addition to over 120 washing facilities.

A total of 150 nurses and 18 doctors have been dispatched already to attend to the sick in addition to distributing over 450,000 face masks.

Food distributions have also been doubled in order to avoid long ques that could pose the risk of exposure to the virus.

UN is currently appealing to well-wishers to help them raise the necessary funds or send donations that will help the vulnerable families.

The news come at time when Kenya has recorded the highest number of cases at 80 raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 1109.

Kenyans have been warned to expect higher numbers of up to 200 cases in a day between the months of August and September when more mass testing will be conducted.


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