Coronavirus: KATA urges travellers to exercise caution

Friday, January 31st, 2020 17:08 |
KATA Chief Executive Officer Ms. Agnes Mucuha

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) has urged travellers to exercise extreme caution when travelling to China to avoid contracting the Corona Virus.

KATA Chief Executive Officer Ms. Agnes Mucuha stated that that travellers should put off non-essential travel to the identified parts in China until the disease is well contained.

She reiterated a statement by the Cabinet Secretary, Foreign Affairs Raychelle Awour Omamo who issued an alert asking Kenyans to avoid non-essential travel to Wuhan and Hubei Provinces in China until the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease is under control.

Ms. Mucuha stated that KATA travel agents are advising their clients on precautionary measures that they need to take, in line with the directives issued by the government, should travel become necessary as instructed by the ministry of health.

“The outbreak of this contagious disease that has led to loss of lives is quite unfortunate. We should however not panic but instead take precautionary measures to avoid contracting the virus,” she said.

She advised travellers and the public to follow the laid down directives by the Ministry of Health on measures one should take in ensuring the reduction of risk of infection.

“KATA travel agents have the interest of their clients at heart and will advice their travellers on the best course of action to take in order to safeguard from contracting the virus,” she said.

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