Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced on Monday, March 23 that the country had recorded one more positive case of the coronavirus with the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country now stands at 16.
CS Kagwe noted that the new patient is a close contact of one of the 8 cases reported on Sunday.
CS Kagwe also said that 96 people who were in contact with the infected persons have since been released and 550 more are still being traced.
“We have traced 646 persons who had come into close contact with confirmed cases. 96 have been released after a 14-day follow up period, 550 remaining on follow up list,” he said.
The CS further maintained that all people travelling into the country between now and Wednesday must self-quarantine.
“All passengers coming into the country between now and Wednesday, March 25 must self-quarantine at their own cost in government-approved hotels or in government facilities. We know we inconvenienced people but we apologise. It was necessary. We ask these hotels to reconsider their rates.”