Kenyans screened and tested for Coronavirus: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe yesterday during a press briefing gave details about the status of the Coronavirus in the country.
The health CS noted that the government had conducted screening on 600 individuals and tested 173 as of yesterday.
Screening is done to individuals who are healthy and do not show any signs of infections. They, however, in some way could have been exposed to the virus. The screening exercise took place in airports and other regions including Ongata Rongai where the first case was reported.
Testing, on the other hand, is done to individuals who have signs related to the Coronavirus. These include; shortness of breath, dry coughs, and fever.
Mutahi also confirmed that out of the 173 tested individuals, 7 returned positive but were in a stable condition.
Out of this seven turned out positive. The seven patients are in stable condition and the Health Ministry has begun testing them again to see if they might have turned negative
The health CS also added that starting Saturday, random screening and testing will be rolled out in the entire country.
Citizens were urged to take the matter serious, maintain hygiene and report symptoms if any arise.