A Kenyan woman has tested positive for coronavirus disease. This new case brings the total number of confirmed cases in Africa to 163.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the first case in the country at a press briefing in Nairobi on Friday, 13th March.

According to CS Kagwe, the Kenyan arrived in the country on March 5 from United States through London and took her self to hospital after developing symptoms of the deadly virus.

“The case was confirmed yesterday, 12th March. She was confirmed by National Influenza Lab,” he said.

However, he said the patient, who is admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital, is out of danger and her body temperature has gone down to normal.

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The government has traced all those who travelled with her.

The CS assured the country that the situation was under control and there should be no cause of alarm.

He asked Kenyans to go on with their daily activities, but observe the precautions advised by the Ministry of Heath.

Individuals who are coughing and sneezing have been asked to stay at home and seek medical attention.

A number of activities, including public gatherings, inter-school games and religious crusades have been banned.

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