Kenya ill-prepared to tackle coronavirus outbreak

What you need to know:

  • A recent Lancet report on preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of the virus shows that Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana and Tanzania are ill-prepared to detect imported cases of the virus.
  • Most countries in Africa have stepped up their preparedness to detect and cope with the importation of the virus.
  • In Africa, there has been one confirmed case of the disease in Egypt with other countries such as Kenya reporting suspected cases, all of which have turned out to be negative.

Kenya and other African nations are not fully prepared for the possible outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


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