Coronavirus is now in Africa as Kenya and Ethiopia this week received the first cases of the coronavirus in Africa Quartzafrica reports.
In Kenya, the first recorded case is that of a student who flew into Nairobi from China and was quarantined at Kenyata National Hospital whilst other 4 suspected cases of the coronavirus have been isolated in Adis Ababa Ethiopia.
The Chinese Embassy in Kenya assured that people that they were closely monitoring the entry of individuals from China into Kenya.
However, Kenya as early as last week had already started measuring body temperatures at all ports of entry and according to Kenya airways passengers are ” required to undergo quarantine screening by the health authorities before being cleared to board an aircraft”
In Ethiopia, of the 4 cases which were recorded 3 were students near Wuhan,
Measures are also being taken to prevent the spread of the virus in the country with 2 fever testing places that have been set up at Bole International Airport and two hospitals in Addis Ababa remain on standby for potential cases.