As the country set measures and guidelines to fight the spread of Covid-19, which has so far infected 25 people, the Nairobi Hospital has set out measures in a bid to curb the spread.
The hospital’s CEO, Allan Pamba, says the measures will reduce the congestion in the facility and ease the transmission risks to members of the public and staff.
In the new measures which take effect from 25 March 2020 from 6 pm, visiting hours is restricted to 4 pm – 6 pm, children aged below 12 years are not allowed, only one visitor allowed per patient in all wards. Also prohibited are drinks, food, and items like cards and flowers from outside the facility.
Mr. Pamba said the Anderson Specialty Clinics would no longer be allowing walk-ins but would see patients on an appointment basis, and that their Satellite facilities would be open for emergency and accident services only.
Kenya had so far confirmed 25 positive cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday when the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced nine additional cases.
Kagwe said that the new cases were spread across Nairobi, Kilifi and Mombasa counties with seven Kenyan citizens and two foreigners.
The CS stated that fifteen people were awaiting their results at Mbagathi Hospital Isolation Unit.
He also said that 98 others had been discharged after completing the 14-day quarantine period while 745 were being monitored.
Coronavirus has infected 425,323 people and claimed 18,943 lives globally, while 109,225 people have recovered from the illness.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that the U.S could become the global epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic, having confirmed 54,881 infections and 782 deaths as of Wednesday.
For now, India, which is the world’s second most-populated country, has announced a complete lockdown in the country. Other countries that have announced total lockdown are Italy and Britain in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.