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Kenya confirms three more coronavirus cases

By Mutala Yakubu

Kenya has confirmed three more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to seven.

Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said all the cases were imported from outside the country.

The latest cases involve a couple that travelled from Spain's capital, Madrid, through Dubai arriving on 5 March. The third is a Burundian national who arrived from Dubai on 17 March.

The third case was picked up by scanners at Kenya's main airport after the traveller was recorded to have a high temperature.

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Mr Kagwe said the authorities are tracing all the people who came into contact with the three patients.

Kenya last week blocked entry to all travellers coming from countries with reported cases, but Kenyan citizens, diplomats and foreigners with valid residence permits are allowed in.

Source: BBC