Kenyans should brace for random Coronavirus testing as from Saturday the 21 of March, in line with the Government’s strategy to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a presser held on March 19, Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe announced that the random testing will target Kenyans dwelling in areas where Corona Virus patients had visited and interacted with others.
” We will embark on random screening in targeted areas for members of the public commencing this Saturday, March 21, 2020,” asserted CS Mutahi.
This announcement comes a few days after the World Health Organization, WHO, through their Director-General, Tedros Adhanom, asked Africa to wake up and prepare for the worst.
The Corona Virus which was first discovered in 2019 is said to have originated from China’s dense city, Wuhan. Due to its forest fire-like spread, the disease has quickly declared a pandemic by WHO, a move that ignited panic among people.
It’s said that the virus which attacks the respiratory organs causing difficulty in breathing and kidney failure, is a large virus with a shelf life of up to 4 days on plastic objects.