Kenya COVID-19 cases rise to 355 as school opening is extended to June 5

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Chief administrative secretary Dr. Rashid Aman
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AT Reporter

NAIROBI – Kenya’s ministry of health on Sunday confirmed additional 12 new coronaviruses (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total number of infections to 355.

Rashid Aman, chief administrative secretary for health said that all the 12 cases are Kenyans though three have a recent history of travel from neighboring Somalia.

According to Aman, the new cases were drawn from Nairobi’s Kibera (2), Karen (1), Dandora (1), Eastleigh (1), Kasarani (1), South B (1) and Umoja (1) areas while for Mombasa, the cases were from Mvita-Kuze (1), Mishomoroni (1), Mvita-Bondeni (1) and Barsheba (1).

He revealed that eight more people have recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 106.

“We have surpassed 100 mark for recovery of Covid-19 patients. To date, we have 106 recoveries. The death toll remains at 14,” Aman told journalists in Nairobi.

In a related development, Education Cabinet Secretary George Mahoga, who was present during the briefing, said the government had extended school opening dates by one more month from May 5 to June 5, 2020. Magoha, nonetheless, insisted that national exams had not been postponed and all candidates (KCPE and KCSE) will sit for the exams come October when the tests are expected to kick-off.

He said that when the examinations are finally administered, learners will have been given enough time to make up for the time lost during the coronavirus outbreak period.

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