CORONAVIRUS: More Flights to Arrive Kenya from China

THERE will be more flights from China to Kenya’s capital Nairobi in the coming weeks, the Chinese embassy has confirmed, amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak in Kenya.

Planes carrying Chinese expatriates, workers and traders are expected to land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) despite the government’s refusal to evacuate Kenyans stuck in the country, where the deadly virus originated.

On Wednesday, the embassy confirmed that China Southern Airlines had resumed flights from Guangzhou to Nairobi.

A statement to newsrooms said, however, that there will be just one flight a week until March 25.

The embassy said it notified Kenya’s health ministry in advance of the screening of all the travellers for the virus named Covid-19.

They were all cleared and advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, the statement said, without detailing the measure.

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