Government now bans export of face masks

The Government has banned the export of respiratory face masks as a measure of preparedness over the Coronavirus which has so far killed over 3000 people and infected more than 89000 people globally.

This comes as Senegal announced that it had confirmed its first case of the deadly flu virus.

“The results of the tests carried out by the Pasteur Institute in Dakar came back positive,” Senegal’s Health Minister Diouf Sarr told journalists.

On Monday, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) chief executive officer Jonah Manjari said the government had banned local manufacturers and distributors from exporting all types of surgical masks “to ensure that the country has enough stock as part of its emergency plan.”

He further revealed that the government had also placed orders for emergency materials and medicine that the country would require in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak.