Press statement on the update on coronavirus in the country as at 23rd March 2020
Labour sector response to the Covid-19 pandemic
National emergency response committe - Press statement on the update of coronavirus in the country and response measures as at 22nd March 2020
Kenya confirms two more cases of COVID-19. Nairobi Sunday March 15, 2019
Updates on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak in Kenya as at 14th March 2020
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease caused by the virus is named COVID-19.
COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through: close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face
If you develop symptoms within 14 days of arriving in Kenya or within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case, you should arrange to see your doctor for urgent assessment. You should telephone the health clinic or hospital before you arrive and tell them your travel history or that you have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus. You must remain isolated either in your home, hotel or a health care setting until public health authorities inform you it is safe for you to return to your usual activities.
Social distancing is one way to help slow the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. Social distancing includes staying at home when you are unwell, avoiding large public gatherings if they’re not essential, keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people whenever possible and minimising physical contact such as shaking hands, especially with people at higher risk of developing serious symptoms, such as older people and people with existing health conditions. There is no need to change your daily routine, but taking these social distancing precautions can help protect the people in our community who are most at risk.
All people who arrive in Kenya from a region with known cases, or think they may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, are required to self-isolate for 14 days.