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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese Plane Silently Lands in Kenya Amid Corona Virus Flight Ban

Another China Southern Airlines plane has landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday morning amid Coronavirus concerns.

The plane, which is believed to have landed from China, is seen to land casually next to other planes. Passengers, however, have not alighted from the plane due to a no-show from health officials who are supposed to clear them.

One of the videos shows Chinese media reporters wearing face masks while local authorities are seen not wearing any protective gear.

These videos come after another China Southern Airlines was quarantined at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport two weeks ago over fears of Coronavirus.

The government was criticized for allowing other airlines from China to land take off from JKIA at will despite suspending Kenya Airways’ flights to China.

View the video below:

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe told a local media company that they had issued safety guidelines to the airlines that fly to China.

Analysts, however, are not confident with the suggested guidelines citing that Kenya lacks the facilities to screen passengers. Githae Mwaniki, a senior consultant at Aviation Information Consultancy, said that the Ministry might have to be forced to suspend all flights between Kenya and China.

We lack the capacity to screen passengers and detect if someone is a carrier because it takes up to 14 days for symptoms to show, hence the Ministry of Health might order the suspension of all flights between Kenya and China

Githae Mwaniki

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