Insurance providers in Kenya have agree to cover the cost of treating coronavirus among its policy holders.
The news was announced by the Insurance Regulatory Authority who said they fully support the government in their quest in ensuring the virus is controlled.
“Following an engagement with the insurance companies, Commissioner of Insurance Mr. Godfrey Kiptum would like to assure the public that the insurers will continue to provide their services to policy holders affected or infected with the virus.”
On Thursday the insurers had declined to chip in paying medical expenses of its customers on matters related to the virus.
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They have in the meantime organised a meeting with the National Response teams as they report back to the government on matters to do with insurance.
On Friday morning Health CS Mutahi Kagwe reported the first case of coronavirus in the country when a Kenyan traveled to Nairobi from the U.S through London.
The lady is reported to have interacted with people before taking herself in for treatment only to test positive for the virus.
Medical teams were sent to test her neighbors and all those she came into contact with in Nairobi.
CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that they were able to track down everyone she come into contact with since her arrival into the country.