Kenya suspends flights to India as virus ravage the country

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Kenya Airways has suspended all its passenger flights to India as the Asian country continues to take a massive hit from the deadly Covid-19 virus. Making the announcement on Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the suspension of flights will remain for the next 14 days as government monitors the situation in India.

Kenyans arriving from India before Saturday will be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, as a facility fully supervised Ministry of Health officials.

“They shall be required to strictly observe a 14 day quarantine period that will be closely monitored by our health officials.  Those who test positive will be put into mandatory quarantine in specified areas at their own cost,” the CS said on Wednesday at the Moi County Referral Hospital in Voi, Taita Taveta.

Even though passenger flights are temporarily suspended, cargo flights from India will remain in operation subject to the laid down guidelines under the laid down transport protocols. 

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