NAIROBI — Kenya has on Sunday, March 15, confirmed two more cases of Coronavirus— bringing the number of COVID-19 cases to three.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised address on Sunday afternoon announced that of the 27 people who came into contact with the first confirmed patient, two had tested positive for the virus.
A 27-year-old Kenyan who traveled to Nairobi from the US via London, UK had been confirmed as the first case on Friday, March 13.
“We did state that we traced 27 persons who came into contact with the first patient. We have since tested all 27 people at our National Influenza Center and today we have received confirmation of two more cases of the Coronavirus.
“The two have tested positive as a result of coming into contact with the first patient. Our health officials have already moved them into Kenyatta National Hospital’s isolation facility,” he stated.
He revealed that the two patients were in stable condition in isolation.
Uhuru disclosed a raft of measures taken to ensure Kenyans’ safety at a press conference held at his Harambee House office.
The President appealed for calm, saying Kenya was on high alert and that all necessary measures were being taken to prevent more cases of the virus.
“Avoid misinformation that causes panic and anxiety,” he told the public.