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Coronavirus: Kenya Court Suspends all Flights from China

Kenya Airways planes are seen parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport near Nairobi, Kenya November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RC2V5D9ZLWJK

A Kenyan judge has suspended flights between Kenya and China and ordered the state to prepare a plan to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Kenya Court Suspends all Flights from China

China Southern Airlines flights on the Guangzhou-Changsha-Nairobi route had been suspended since 11 February but that suspension was lifted on Wednesday when 239 passengers arrived in Kenya.

The Law Society of Kenya then filed a case asking the court to suspend flights again.

The court found in favour of the law society.
Justice James Makau suspended the flights for 10 days and ordered the state to prepare a “contingency plan on the prevention, surveillance and response to coronavirus”.

The plan is to be presented in court for scrutiny.

Coronavirus in Nigeria

Hopes that the coronavirus would be contained to China have vanished as the first case in sub-Saharan Africa has been confirmed in Nigeria.

The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

According to the NCDC, the patient is clinically stable and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba.

The Federal Ministry of Health is currently working to identify all the contacts of the patient since he entered Nigeria.


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