US warns against travelling to Kenya due to the high Covid-19 risk

US warns against travelling to Kenya due to the high Covid-19 risk
  • PublishedAugust 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level three advisory against travelling to Kenya.

The level three warning states that travellers should avoid non-essential travel to Kenya due to the high risk of contracting Covid-19. A level three travel advisory means that the outbreak in that country is of high risk to travellers and no precautions are available to protect against the identified increased risk.

The CDC has therefore advised people to avoid travelling to Kenya unless it’s for humanitarian aid work, medical reasons or family emergencies.

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“CDC recommends travellers to avoid all non-essential international travel to Kenya. Travellers at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel to Kenya,” the CDC states on its website.

The CDC has cautioned that if one contracts Covid-19 during their travel to Kenya, they will experience a shortage of resources.

“If you get sick in Kenya and need medical care, resources may be limited,” the CDC warns.

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Other African countries in the level three list include Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbambwe among others.

On Sunday, 599 people tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of cases to 26,436. Two people succumbed to the virus on Sunday, raising the number of deaths to 420.

Worldwide, the United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases as five million people are now infected, Reuters notes. More than 160,000 people have succumbed to the virus in the US.

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