News Spreading about Corona Virus in Kenya is Fake

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.

KNH: Reports on Kenya confirming first coronavirus case are fake news

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.


The latest comes just a day after China Southern Airlines suspended flights to Nairobi amidst public outcry over the epidemic.

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Date published: 22/09/2017
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