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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MARCH,2020-The ministry of health has confirmed has eight new cases of Covid-19.The announcement was made by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday.This brings the total cases confirmed to 15.
“All the eight came through JKIA between March 4 and 17. They have been isolated at various facilities,” he said on Sunday.
“We are tracing 363 passengers who have come into contact with them,” Kagwe added.
“We have an additional three people waiting testing at Mbagathi Hospital,” he said, adding that all the patients except the one at the Coast are in stable situation.
Earlier, Kenyatta National Hospital opened its first telemedicine technology centre for coronavirus detection, a first of it’s kind in Africa.
“Very soon we are going to have major operations being done in Kenya by our own doctors rather than taking patients overseas,” Kagwe said.
As at 10am, March 22, 2020, there were 1,198 confirmed cases 0f the coronavirus in 42 African countries, including 37 fatalities.
This comes just a days after the government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said random screening of Kenyans will continue as Kenya seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus.