Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta

The Kenyan government on Thursday set up an isolation and treatment center for suspected cases of the coronavirus at the coastal city of Mombasa.

The move by the Mombasa County government follows a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta for isolation and treatment facilities to be set up in all hospitals across the country by March 15.

Hazel Katana, Mombasa county Executive Committee Member, said center at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital (CGTRH) will be used to quarantine suspected coronavirus cases and isolate confirmed ones.

Katana added that plans were underway to set up other isolation facilities in several public hospitals within the county, with trained doctors and nurses on infection prevention control and hospital case management being assigned in the isolation centers.

She said the county’s health department was working closely with the Kenya Port Healthy Authority to manage and easily detect any suspected cases at the port.

Kenya has so far escaped the spread of the coronavirus. Enditem

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