Reprieve for Kenya as student with Coronavirus-like symptoms test negative

The student was isolated at the Kenya National Hospital after landing at JKIA from China.

Kemri Head Office in Nairobi. Student with coronavirus-like symptoms test negative. [Photo/kemri]

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Kemri confirms coronavirus test negative after samples were taken to South Africa for a second opinion.

The student isolated at Kenyatta National Hospital with suspected Coronavirus-like symptoms has tested negative Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has confirmed.

On Thursday, health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said the student’s sample had been taken for testing in South Africa to get a second opinion.

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