The tally of coronavirus cases in the country has climbed to 16 after one new case was confirmed on Monday.
Speaking during a media briefing at Afya House on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new patient came into contact with one of the eight cases reported on Sunday.
He further indicated that health officials are tracing 550 people who had contact with infected persons.
“We have traced 646 persons who had come into close contact with confirmed cases. 96 have been released after a 14-day follow up period, 550 remaining on follow up list,” said Kagwe.
CS Kagwe also stressed that all people returning from abroad will be isolated at a government-designated facility at their own cost.
“All passengers coming into the country between now and Wednesday, March 25th must self-quarantine at their own cost in government-approved hotels or in government facilities.”
“We know we inconvenienced people but we apologize. It was necessary. We ask these hotels to reconsider their rates,” he added.