The government is advising Kenyans in China to plan to leave the country following the coronavirus outbreak.
Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna told a press conference in Nairobi today, 7th February, that efforts were being made to prevent Kenyans in China from getting infected with the virus, which has killed 600 Chinese, with 31,161 infected.
He said that no one in Kenya had, so far, been confirmed to have been infected with the deadly virus.
The evacuation of Kenyans in China was not an option, but the individuals could return home if they so wished.
Outgoing Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has said that the government is fully prepared to deal with any outbreak.
Enough medical personnel have been trained and a number of them deployed to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to test travellers.
Seven people, who showed symptoms of infection with the virus, were tested and blood samples sent to South Africa were negative.