May 5, local time, Kenya’s Ministry of Health announced that five Indian citizens working at a fertilizer plant in Kisumu County had been confirmed to be infected with the variant coronavirus found in India. Five confirmed Indian citizens entered Kenya on 29 April and were tested for the new coronavirus upon arrival. The Department of Health is currently working with the Kisumu County Department of Health to track down the informants.
In view of the rapid development of the coronavirus outbreak in India, the Kenyan government decided on 28 April to suspend passenger flights to India for two weeks from 2 May. Before the ban takes effect, passengers arriving from India must undergo a new coronavirus nucleic acid test at the port of entry and be quarantined at home for 14 days. Whether or not to resume passenger routes in two weeks will depend on the actual situation of the Ken Government.
Kenya has seen 489 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with a cumulative total of 161,393 confirmed cases, 2,825 deaths, 109,769 rehabilitation cases and 900,459 Ken citizens vaccinated against coronavirus.