KQ confirms flying passenger exhibiting symptoms of Coronavirus

The Kenyatta national hospital where a patient has been put on isolation over suspicions of the carrying the Corona Virus PHOTO COURTESY

Kenya Airways KQ has confirmed that the passenger who traveled on one of their services from Guangzhou has been quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, KQ says the decision to quarantine the passenger was reached by Kenya government port health authorities stationed at KQ.

According to KQ, the Kenyan passenger was cleared to travel by china port health authorities at Guangzhou airport.

” The procedure at the airport departure is that all passengers are required to undergone quarantine screening by the health authorities before being cleared to board an aircraft,” read the statement.

The statement noted that upon being cleared, the staff notifies the Kenya Government Port health authorities who then take precautionary measures including further screening on arrival.

More than 2700 coronavirus cases have been confirmed, prompting countries around the world to shore up surveillance and screening at airports, especially for travelers arriving from Wuhan in China where the outbreak began in December.