The Kenyan government has suspended all public gatherings following the confirmation of the country’s first case of coronavirus.
The minister of health, Mutahi Kagwe, said church services will continue but churches must provide hand-sanitizers.
Mr. Kagwe said schools will remain open but there will be no inter-school activities.
He added there should be “no cause for alarm” but urged for “serious citizen responsibility”.
The health minister said rapid-response units will be dispatched to respond to any suspected cases in the country.
He urged members of the public to observe personal hygiene, and transport operators to regularly clean their vehicles.
Kenya’s NTV tweeted a video of part of the minister’s statement:
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