Kenya and Ethiopia this week received the first cases of the coronavirus in Africa Quartzafrica reports. Kenya’s first suspected case was brought in by a student who flew into Nairobi from China and was quarantined at Kenyata National Hospital whilst 4 suspected cases of the coronavirus have been isolated in Adis Ababa Ethiopia.
The Chinese Embassy in Kenya released a statement that it was ” closely monitoring…the entry of Chinese people into Kenya“. However, Kenya as early as last week had already started measuring body temperatures at all ports of entry and according to Kenya airways passengers are ” required to undergo quarantine screening by the health authorities before being cleared to board any aircraft”
While in Ethiopia, where 3 of the 4 cases were students near Wuhan, 2 fever testing places have been set up at Bole International Airport and two hospitals in Addis Ababa remain on standby for potential cases.