The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hubei Province, China, to be a Public Health Emergency of international concern in January 2020. COVID-19 has now spread to various countries including other parts of China, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, the US and here in the UK. During a presser on 12th March, 2020, it was reported up to 10,000 people may already have the virus- almost 20 times the official figure of 590. Sadly, the disease has left at least 10 citizens dead.
- The Government of Kenya is closely monitoring the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus and has set up a Crisis Management Committee to advice on the impact of this situation to Kenyans at home and abroad.
- We urge Kenyans living in and travelling to the United Kingdom to remain vigilant and adhere to the prescribed precaution and prevention guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK Government through the following websites;https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- The health, welfare and safety of Kenyans living in the United Kingdom remain a top priority for the Mission and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.
- The Mission is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to work with the relevant authorities in Kenya and the United Kingdom to provide appropriate guidance and assistance to Kenyans living in the United Kingdom.
- As a precautionary measure, the Official opening time at the Mission has been adjusted from 9:00a.m to 10:00a.m and the closing time from 5:00p.m to 4:00pm.
- For more information or clarification, please contact:
Kenya High Commission, London
45 Portland Place, W1B 1AS