government have ordered with immediate effect to stop the issuance of visas
upon arrival to travelers from China, in an effort to control the spread of the
deadly MERS & SARS-like disease known as coronavirus.
A statement from the Minister of Justice Helena Kida indicate that the measure was temporary.
comes after scores of Mozambican students studying in China requested to be
evacuated from the country until the outbreak of the deadly virus is completely
controlled, but it is also unclear whether the government will allow the
students back in the country.
revealed that there have been several suspected coronavirus cases reported in
Kenya, Ethiopia and Ivory Coast.
Kenya’s ambassador to China has said the government
has no plan to evacuate citizens in China’s city of Wuhan – the epicentre of
the coronavirus outbreak.
for evacuation should not be an immediate concern for now,” Sarah Serem, who is
back in Kenya, told a local TV station.
authorities in Kenya are currently investigating a possible case of a student
from China with symptoms similar to those of the disease.
the student who is suspected to be the first case in Kenya and the second in
Africa was quarantined immediately at the national referral hospital in the
capital, Nairobi, after the symptoms were noticed.
hospital’s Communication Manager Hezekiel Gikambi has told the BBC that the
patient had arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport early Tuesday
morning on a Kenya Airways flight from Guangzhou, China, and was rushed to the