Kenyan student quarantined at KNH over fears of coronavirus disease

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 Jan, 2020 13:25 | < 1 min read
Kenyatta National Hospital. PHOTO | COURTESY
Kenyatta National Hospital. PHOTO | COURTESY

By Gloria Mumili and Agencies

A Kenyan student who arrived from Guangzhou, China on Tuesday has been admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

The male student, believed to be in his 20s, was screened at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on arrival and was found to have coronavirus-like symptoms.

KNH is set to issue a press statement on the status of the student.

China Outbreak

The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several months, researchers estimate based on the first available data.

"The best case scenario, you would have something... where we go through the spring into the summer, and then it dies down," David Fisman, a professor at the University of Toronto who wrote an analysis of the virus for the International Society for Infectious Diseases, told AFP.

The official number of cases is more than 4,000 in China, with more than 100 deaths, and some 50 confirmed infections outside the country.