Kenya has taken several precautions including barring non-resident & non-citizen travellers (from other countries with Coronavirus cases) from entering Kenya.
All Kenyans should observe the following:
- Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Persons with a cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance but avoid mixing with others in a crowd.
- Maintain good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing with a handkerchief, tissue, or into flexed elbow.
- Stay at home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing.
- Suspend all public gatherings, meetings, religious events, games etc. Normal religious services can go on provided they provide sanitising and hand-washing facilities.
- Suspend all inter-school events but keep schools open.
- Public transport providers are directed to provide hand sanitisers for their clients and regular cleaning of the vehicles.
- Temporary suspension of prison visits for the next 30 days.
- Kenyans must not abuse social media platforms or indulge in spreading misinformation that can cause fear and panic.
- Travel restrictions outside the country, unless absolutely necessary, and no travel to disease Epicentre countries.
Further information, news & articles:
Kenya Ministry of Health – Information on COVID-19
President Kenyatta Announcement – KTN News Kenya Video (11:07 mins) 15th March 2020
Coronavirus Article – Daily Nation 16th March 2020
Coronavirus: Kenya introduces tight restrictions – BBC News 16th March 2020
This pandemic will test us, as it is testing all countries in every corner of the world, but I do not believe it will defeat us. If we pull together, and everybody does their part, we shall overcome its worst impacts.
President Uhuru Kenyatta