Two more patients have died of Covid-19 in Kenya as the country’s cases rose to 110 on Thursday.
Total confirmed Cases : 110
Total recovered : 4
Kenya recorded its first death from the coronavirus pandemic on March 26, 2020.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, on Thursday said the two patients were in Nairobi and Mombasa.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country increased to 110 after 29 more people tested positive, the CS said.
The new patients include 28 Kenyans and a Congolese.
During a briefing Thursday, the CS unveiled a new measure to curb the spread of the deadly virus. He announced that all public transport users would be required to wear face masks when travelling.
Mr Kagwe said plans were underway to distribute facemasks in the counties at fair prices.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said Thursday.
Larijani is receiving treatment under quarantine, according to a statement issued by the Public Relations Office and Cultural Department of Parliament.
He became one of many public officials fighting the virus, including a vice president, dozens of members of parliament, and the deputy health minister.
The death toll in the country reached to 3,160 on Thursday, along with 50,468 infections.
After first appearing in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, the virus has spread to at least 180 countries and regions.
The global death toll from the virus has hit over 49,200 with over 965,200 confirmed cases, and more than 203,000 recoveries, according to the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
Israel was rattled by the diagnosis of its health minister, who had frequent contact with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In Lebanon, the Philippines ambassador, Bernardita Catalla, died of complications from the coronavirus Thursday, the Philippines said. Lebanon has recorded 494 cases, including 16 deaths.
Israel said Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife, who also contracted the virus, are in isolation, feel well and are being treated.
Shortly after the announcement, Netanyahu’s office said he returned to self-quarantine because of contact with Litzman. Netanyahu, who has tested negative, had previously been in isolation after a top aide tested positive for the virus.
Rwanda has ordered a two week extension of the current lockdown.
The decision to extend the current two week lockdown initially declared on March 21 to contain the spread of the coronavirus was reached during an extraordinary cabinet meeting held via video conference on Wednesday.
The following is an official statement on behalf of the Rwandan government: