Last news

HEALTH

Coronavirus: in Mombasa no kisses, hugs and shaking hands

Health Office measures to prevent the outbreak in Kenya coast

10-03-2020 by redazione

In fourteen counties of Kenya, prevention for the Coronavirus emergency has already begun and the rules will be strict and to be followed, with possible penalties for those who do not respect them. 
It is the coastal city of Mombasa that is the forerunner with a decree and related measures that leave no room for doubt: from now on, it is forbidden to kiss, hug and shake hands in public throughout the county.
This was announced by the Health Office in a statement issued yesterday, which cites the spread of the virus in non-European and Asian countries and the first cases in African countries.
The communiqué also called for attention to be paid to the state of health of the foreigners encountered, particularly those with oriental somatic features, and if the symptoms of Covid19 are detected in them, to alert the local health office. Citizens are also asked to provide themselves with disinfectants to wash their hands frequently and to use soap and water frequently, while avoiding contact with foreigners as much as possible.
In the meantime, airport controls are becoming increasingly strict and fewer and fewer tourists are arriving from abroad. 
Also Kilifi County, like those of Nairobi, Kisumu, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado, Busia, Migori, Kakamega, Kajiado, Nakuru, Wajir and Garissa, considered the most at risk of infection, is preparing with a prevention and monitoring plan: in the next few days an official communiqué should be produced to be distributed also in the activities managed by Italians, given the high number of citizens present between Malindi and Watamu, but also for Germans resident or holidaying in Mwtapa. 

(Photo: Anthony Trivet)

TAGS: coronavirus kenyamombasa kenyaprevenzione kenyaregole kenyasalute kenya

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a directive to fight the coronavirus in his country. The statement issued by ...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

In order to prevent a possible Coronavirus epidemic also in its own country, the Government of ...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

Kenya is preparing to close as many doors to the Coronavirus as possible.
After yesterday's ...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

Following the confirmation of the first case of Coronavirus in Kenya, the Government of the African country...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

A day of transition, with not many swabs done and only 12 new cases of Covid-19 virus positivity throughout...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

The Malaika Beach Villas and its restaurant with sunbeds on Mayungu beach have decided since last...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

"I have decided to close Paparemo Beach because of my sense of responsibility and respect for this ...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

With a sudden decision this afternoon, the Kenyan Government has suspended direct charter flights from...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

An exceptional press conference at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to announce that in l...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

The Chief Administrative Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rashid Abdi Aman, Tuesday, April 28...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

There are eight new Covid-19 virus positives in Kenya, after the results of 1330 swabs were released in...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

Restaurants in Kenya may reopen in the coming days, but the rules to follow initially are certainly not ...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

Kenya has been over 500 infected with the Covid-19 virus since the emergency began, aligning itself with ...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE

by redazione

We cannot yet know with certainty what the future of the spread and the victims of the Covid-19 virus will be...

READ ALL THE ARTICLE