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Kenya’s coronavirus numbers shoot to 126


The number of Coronavirus patients in the country has shot to 126 from the previous 122 cases announced on Friday.

Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday  announced that four more people tested positive from the virus.
Out of the four, Three are Kenyans and one is a Pakistani.

“Two of the new cases travelled from Malawi and Pakistan while the other two contracted the virus locally,” Kagwe said

The ages of the new patients range from 34 and 44 years. Three of them are male while one is female. The CS confirmed a total of 1,781 contacts are being monitored.

During his daily briefing, Kagwe also announced new measures in the effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19.

Kagwe directed that persons visiting any supermarket or an open-air market to wear a face mask.

“Any person visiting a supermarket or any other open-air market should immediately wear a face mask immediately,”  he said

Kagwe also sent his condolences to Kenya Airways pilot Captain Daudi Kibati who passed away this week due to the coronavirus.

“Captain Kibati together with his colleagues managed to evacuate many Kenyans from the US, he made the final sacrifice,” Kagwe said.