The Kenyatta National Hospital today has refuted the claims spreading on social media that one suspected case has tested positive terming it as false.
This was fake news spreading and shared on social media creating tension and fear within the country.
The coronavirus COVID 2019 has not yet been confirmed in Kenya and everything is safe according to KENYATTA HOSPITAL news in their facebooks newsfeed.
Through a tweet, the medical facility asked Kenyans to disregard the grapevine terming it false.
“The information circulating on social media that there is a confirmed case of COVID 2019 Corona Virus is not true. Members of the public are advised to ignore the false alerts,” the Tweet read.
On Saturday, reports of Kenya’s first coronavirus case hit the interwebs with a smattering of people claiming that Kenya had recorded its first case awaiting a public confirmation.
These reports were not backed by any authoritative Kenyan media.
@MOH_Kenya wishes to inform the public that there is no suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country. Last evening, two suspect cases investigated at KNH returned negative laboratory results @WHOKenya
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) February 29, 2020
The latest comes just a day after China Southern Airlines suspended flights to Nairobi amidst public outcry over the epidemic.