KQ passenger from Guangzhou quarantined over fears of coronavirus


Kenya Airways passenger who arrived from Guangzhou with flu-like symptoms has been quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) over fears of the coronavirus.

A statement from Kenya Airways confirmed that the Kenyan passenger had travelled to Nairobi from Guangzhou on Tuesday.

“Decision to quarantine the passenger was reached by the Kenya Government port health authorities stationed at JKIA,” the statement reads.

Reports indicate that the passenger had been cleared to travel back home by China Port health authorities at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

According to Kenya Airways, the procedure at the airport of departure is that all passengers are required to undergo quarantine screening by the health authorities before being cleared to board any aircraft.

The airline further indicated that their crew, guided by the ICAO protocols, still took further precautionary measures including isolating the passenger for the entire trip.

When the passenger arrived at the JKIA, they were still required to undergo further screening.

Kenya Airways operates nonstop flights from Nairobi to Guangzhou.