Kenyans urged to avoid non-essential travel to Wuhan, China over coronavirus

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry has has urged Kenyans to avoid non-essential travel to Wuhan, China until the coronavirus situation is contained.

In a statement released on Monday said the government is closely monitoring the situation in Wuhan where 85 Kenyans are registered with the embassy.

“Those on essential travels must comply with additional screening measures that have been put in place by authorities,” the ministry said.

Kenyan students studying in Hubei have also been advised to stay away from Wuhan city until further notice.

“All kenyans in Wuhan and in China in general should endeavor to immediately contact the Kenya embassy in Beijing for advice and consular assistance as appropriate. Those who may exhibit symptoms of the virus have been advised to report to the nearest hospital without delay,” the statement adds,

The Chinese National Health Commission has announced that 769 newly confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus