Kenya ambassador to China has said the government has no plan to evacuate citizens in China’s city of Wuhan – the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
“The option for evacuation should not be an immediate concern for now,” Sarah Serem, who is back in Kenya, told a local TV station.
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Other countries have been making plans to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan, but Ms Serem said China was in a better position to deal with the virus, NobleReporters learnt
There are several suspected coronavirus cases in Africa:
1. Kenya: A student, who had been studying in Wuhan, is quarantined at a hospital in the capital, Nairobi, after arriving in the country on Tuesday. The results of tests to determine whether he is infected with coronavirus will be known by the end of Wednesday.
2. Ethiopia: Four Ethiopians, among them three students who had been in Wuhan, are in isolation at a hospital in the capital, Addis Ababa. The junior health minister tweeted on Tuesday that initial results tested negative, but blood samples had been sent to South Africa to confirm the results.
3. Ivory Coast: A student, who returned Ivory Coast from Beijing on Saturday, is undergoing further tests after showing flu-like symptoms.