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Dr. Rashid Aman, the Health Chief Administrative Secretary announced on Friday that 237 Kenyans who arrived from India will be allowed to self-quarantine at their respective homes.

 

‘’I’m glad to inform you that 237 Kenyans together with their family members and caregivers, arrived last evening and were received by staff from the Ministry of Health who facilitated their clearance,’’ Said Dr. Aman at a press address at Afya House.

 

‘’Many of the returnees were accommodated in hotels last evening at government expense while being processed to proceed home for self-quarantine. Similar flights are expected in the country in the coming days.’’

 

The 237 Kenyans arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Thursday evening in a Kenya Airways plane.

 

Foreign affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba said that the majority of the returnees were Kenyans who were stuck in India after they had gone to seek medication before the coronavirus pandemic led to closure of the country to international travel.

 

There are plans for Kenyans stuck in China to also return home.

 

Kenya has already confirmed 621 coronavirus cases with the virus claiming 29 lives.

 

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