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Kenya confirms first COVID-19 death

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On the night of Thursday, 26 March 2020 Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary of health, Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the first death from coronavirus.

The patient was a sixty-six-year-old male Kenyan citizen who was suffering from Diabetes and had arrived in the country on 13 March 2020 from South Africa via Swaziland.

“The man who was suffering from Diabetes had arrived in the country on March 13, 2020, from South Africa via Swaziland,” Kagwe said in a statement.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced three more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number to thirty-one people who have tested positive.

The Cabinet Administrative Secretary of Health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said that the affected counties are Nairobi, Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, and Kajiado.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday imposed a countrywide curfew starting Friday as part of measures to curb the spread of the epidemic that has caused devastating global effects.



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