Kenya has confirmed that a woman has tested positive for Covid-19.
Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said she had arrived from the US on 5 March and tested positive for the virus on Thursday.
She had travelled from the US, transiting in London without leaving the airport.
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The minister said the patient was now stable and eating, adding that her fever had gone down.
She would be kept in isolation until she tested negative, he said.
Kenya's Citizen TV tweeted a video of the minister's statement:
BREAKING: Mutahi Kagwe: Ministry of health has confirmed the first coronavirus case in Kenya. The Kenyan citizen returning from the US to Nairobi via London on 5th March. She was confirmed positive by the national influenza lab. However, the patient is stable pic.twitter.com/zvcIqywu4U— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) March 13, 2020