9 More Covid-19 cases Established in Kenya
The total tally of Covid-19 infected individuals in Kenya rose to 25 as confirmed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe on 24th March, 2020. He during a presser confirmed that the same were spread out through Klifi, Mombasa, Nairobi and Kwale.
"The four counties I have singled out are high risk because they have extra exposure," he cautioned further clarifying that of the nine new cases, two were foreigners while seven were Kenyans. He further added that of the new cases, 7 were Kenyans while the other 2 were foreigners.
The hands-on Cabinet Secretary stated that the affected individuals and inbound visitors would undergo scaled up mandatory testing.
"Except for 2 elderly gentlemen, all the other people who have tested positive are okay," he revealed.
Query from a journalist pointing out children seen playing around the country left him visibly angry whereupon he implored upon Kenyans to exercise discipline.
"We are suffering from cases of indiscipline and this is going to cost us. It's a grave mistake exposing children whom we sent home for safeguarding. We want responsibility among Kenyans, "Children were sent home for protection and not for holiday." The CS asserted.
All was not gloom and doom as he went on to relay some positive news from the government in a change of tune. "There is no need to preempt it but somebody's prayers are being answered. The French man in Kilifi is responding well. Soon we will be happy with progress reports," he announced. He revealed that the country’s preparedness capacity in its testing of the virus had been boosted thus adding to the already existing arsenal in fighting the disease.