Coronavirus victims to be buried within 24 hrs, CAS says

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The Government has directed that persons who succumb to corona Virus must be buried within 24 hours.

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Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said the burials will only be attended by close family members.

The CAS said this as she announced that 16 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 142.

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Dr. Mwangangi says of the number 15 are Kenyan while one is a Nigerian national.

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Nine of the new cases were people put on quarantine on arrival from abroad before the Kenyan airspace was closed for international commercial flights.

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The CAS said production of masks is ongoing and they will be distributed at county level to curb the spread of the virus.

The government however maintains that those on mandatory quarantine must strictly adhere to self-isolation if they want to b discharged early.

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Four people have succumbed to coronavirus, among them Captain Daudi Kibati, a Kenya Airways pilot who contracted the virus on the airline’s last flight from New York that evacuated stranded Kenyans two weeks ago.

 

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