Huge boost for mass testing bid in 40,000 kits donation

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe briefs the country on the coronavirus pandemic, at Afya House in Nairobi on April 15, 2020. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the ministry had received a consignment from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.
  • Covid-19 is now dictated by community and asymptomatic transmission, where people are positive but do not show signs of the disease.

To aid in the government’s aggressive track-test-and-isolate policy, Kenya has received nearly 40,000 testing kits as the country’s confirmed cases hit 225 after nine more people tested positive Wednesday.

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