Coronavirus: Government extends flight suspension by 30 days as cases reach 138

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 17:10 |
Transport CS James Macharia flanked by other government officials after inspecting the progress of construction works at the Kisumu port, . Photo/PD/DANIEL OGENDO

The government has extended the suspension of international flights as coronavirus cases reach 138. Health Cabinet Administrative Secretary Mary Mwangangi has confirmed 16 more coronavirus cases bringing the number of active cases to 138.

Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said that the decision to extend the suspension will avert possible importation of Covid-19 cases.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi during the briefing at Afya House on April 5.

CS Macharia, however, exempted cargo flights and repatriation planes. The CS also revealed a planned cargo flight from Kenya to China to pick medical equipment for the treatment of Covid-19.

Of the 16 new cases the Ministry announced on April 5, 15 are from Kenya while one is from Nigeria. Most of the cases(11) had a history of travel. The rest four were contacted during quarantine, said Ms Mwangangi.

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