The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyata, has banned sex for the next six months as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The directive by President Uhuru is mainly targeting those who indulge in commercial and other indiscriminate sex acts; as it increases their rate of contracting this deadly disease.
Mutahi Kagwe, Health Cabinet Secretary on Wednesday confirmed that three more patients had tested positive for the virus.
To fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 in Kenya, the country’s president told every citizen to avoid unnecessary sex and have at least two beds in one household.
But it is not yet clear the modalities the President will use to ensure this advice is followed.
Two of the cases were a couple that travelled from Madrid, Spain, on March 4 through Dubai, arriving in Kenya on March 5.
The third case is a Burundian national who travelled from Dubai, UAE, to Kenya. He arrived on March 17 and was also picked up by a surveillance team, Mr Kagwe said.
“We are tracing persons who may have been in contact with the patients,” he said.
The tests were done by the National Influenza Centre as well as the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri).
Eighteen patients are currently admitted at Mbagathi. Of these, the CS said, seven have been screened and are negative. Samples of 11 others are still being processed.
The government is now appealing to Kenyans to report anyone who is not self-quarantining.
“Any Kenyan travelling into the country must sign a legal form to assure the government that you will self-quarantine,” he said.
Mr Kagwe also stressed the importance of strict hygiene in curbing spread of the pandemic.
“Washing hands and social distancing is the key reason Chinese cases are coming down.”