January 14th According to The East African on the 13th, scientists from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) warned that unlike the mutant novel coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom and South Africa, a new mutant novel coronavirus is in the country. Dissemination.
According to the report, although it is only preliminary, the researchers said that a mutant novel coronavirus found in the samples collected in Tavita County, southeastern Kenya is not only unique to Kenya, but also likely to be spreading elsewhere in the country.
At the same time, the report said that it is too early to determine how much impact the new mutant virus has on the disease pattern in the country before completing more tests.
Kenya’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 are on the decline, with fewer than 100 reported cases in the past week.
But health experts in the country warned that this may be just “another calm before the storm”.