As the Kenyan government confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus in the country, shoppers planning to visit a supermarkets should prepare for long queues and empty shelves on food cleaning supplies, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, and antibacterial wipes.
Several stores around Nairobi are limiting to two per buyer the amount of in-demand items customers are allowed to buy as customers continue to stockpile.
According to a statement by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, the patient who is admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital is a woman who travelled from the U.S. to Nairobi through London on the 5th of March but she in stable condition and her temperature has gone down to normal.
Coronavirus panic-buying leading to empty shelves for sanitizers in supermarkets, long lines witnessed at most of the stores in Nairobi; sales limited to two per buyer.#coronavirusinKenya pic.twitter.com/lWXVpjaEqd
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Close sources that spoke to Uhondo News reveal that the woman lives in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado county and the MINISTRY of Health has sent a rapid response team.
However, the Government has traced everyone that she was in contact with.