Kenya joins the coronavirus pandemic as a first case of the virus has been recorded today, Thursday March 5.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Friday said the patient is a Kenyan citizen who travelled from US via London.
Kagwe said that although the patient which is a female and a Kenyan, is stable and eating, she will not be released from hospital until she is confirmed negative of covid-19.
The woman has been confirmed to be at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit.
The government says it has traced all contacts the patient made since her arrival with the suspension of Kenya travel/flights outside the country unless necessary.