Coronavirus cases in Kenya now hits 50

Kenya has now confirmed 50 coronavirus cases after 8 more people tested positive today.

This comes as the government directs all county governments to work with the education ministry in identifying at least 20 boarding institutions per county which will be converted into health facilities to be used in managing the spread of COVID-19.

On Monday, Deputy President William Ruto Monday said the boarding schools will be well equipped to be used as health facilities in case of a crisis.

“The government has directed the ministry of education to work with all county govt’s to identify at least 20 boarding schools per county to be prepared/equipped for use as health facilities as part of COVID-19 preparedness,” the DP said in a tweet.

The directive by Mr. Ruto now boosts the government’s preparedness to handle the coronavirus should it spiral into a crisis level and strain the current facilities which have been set at national referral and county referral hospitals countrywide.

Kenya has now recorded 50 cases while nearly 1,000 people who came into close contact with confirmed cases remained in isolation.