The Chinese Embassy has confirmed that there will be more flights to be arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport over the coming weeks amidst concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Embassy released a statement on Wednesday confirming that the China Southern Airlines resumed flights from Guangzhou to Nairobi. The airline’s flights are now reduced to once a week until 25th March 2020.
According to the Chinese Embassy, they notified the Ministry of Health in advance, and that all passengers on board were screened, cleared and advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
While the statement does not entail what the 14-day self-quarantine entails, the Embassy said that they have provided information to the Ministry for monitoring.
This statement comes after an exclusive video by breakingnews.co.ke showed a China Southern airline landing at JKIA. The video has since seen netizens blame the government for allowing flights from China despite not allowing Kenyan students to come back home.
The Ministry of Health issued a travel advisory to all Kenyans against visiting countries experiencing mass infections.
Kenyans are advised against non-essential travel to countries experiencing the outbreak. This is in view of expanding geographical of the outbreak across the worldMinistry of Health
Kenyans were also urged to maintain hygiene and avoid contact with persons exhibiting suspicious symptoms like fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, and sneezing.
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