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The first confirmed a Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case has been reported in Nairobi.

According to the ministry of health, the case, which was confirmed on the 12th March 2020, is the first one to be reported in Kenya since the beginning of the outbreak in China in December 2019.

The case is a Kenyan citizen who travelled back to Nairobi returning from the United States of America via London, United Kingdom on the 5th March 2020.

“She was confirmed positive by the National Influenza Centre Laboratory at the National Public Health Laboratories of the Ministry of Health. The patient is clinically stable, and is being managed at the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital,” the statement from the ministry reads in part.

The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Health, has pledged to continue strengthening measures to ensure no further transmission of the disease in …