Kenya has reported the first-ever case of the deadly coronavirus.
Speaking on Friday was health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the news as he calmed on Kenyans to remain calm.
The patient is reported to have traveled from the U.S through London and to Nairobi.
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According to the Health CS, the woman was diagnosed with the virus by the National influenza lab.
Currently, she is under medical observation and her temperatures are reported to have gone down.
The government acted swiftly upon getting the news and have since tracked down all those who come into contact with the victim.
Guidelines on dealing with coronavirus
Kenyans have in the meantime been advised to take into account the advice issued regarding the virus.
The guidelines include sanitizing of hands and ensuring a 1-meter distance.
Those with flu-like symptoms have been advised to stay at home to avoid further infections if any.
In the meantime, the government has banned all political rallies including the scheduled BBI rally, sports, and events.
Churches have not been spared either as they have been allowed to operate as long as they have sanitizers in place.
Those boarding public means of transport like matatus have been advised to exercise caution too.
The CS warned against the spread of fake news on social media that will cause panic among Kenyans.