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COVID-19 : Stop The Spread

To prevent the spread of COVID-19: - Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-ba... Read More


Help stop coronavirus 1. STAY home as much as you can 2. KEEP a safe distance 3. WASH hands oft... Read More

Covid-19: Machakos records first case

Kenya's total number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus disease rose to 621 on Friday (0... Read More


We are making it easier for you to get information on the COVID-19 disease. Through our automated h... Read More

COVID-19 : Medical treatments

If you have mild symptoms and are otherwise healthy, self-isolate and contact your medical provider ... Read More

COVID-19 : Self Care

If you feel sick you should rest, drink plenty of fluid, and eat nutritious food. Stay in a separate... Read More

Kenya COVID-19 Cases Update - 28/04/2020

As of today 28/04/2020, the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 363 with 114 r... Read More

How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus?

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher th... Read More

Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating the COVID-19?

No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections. COVID-19 is cau... Read More

COVID-19 : Asymptomatic Cases

Some people may be infected with COVID-19 without showing any symptoms but can still spread the viru... Read More

How to remove gloves and a mask

1. Start with the gloves, if you are wearing them. With a gloved hand, grasp the palm area of your o... Read More

How to properly wear a mask.

1.Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if that is not possible, apply han... Read More


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Here is why washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds protects you from covid-19

Scientists say that the worst enemy of the virus is that cheap soap by your sink.
That is... Read More

COVID-19 : Quarantine

Quarantine is done to stop the spread of diseases that are easily transmitted from one person to ano... Read More

COVID-19 : Who is at higher risk for severe coronavirus & death?

People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with... Read More

COVID-19 - How is the infection spread?

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory drop... Read More

Should I be canceling or postponing all travel?

COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Kenya and all travel deemed unnecessary is strongly dis... Read More

What to do if you become ill?

If you experience fever, cough, difficulty breathing, malaise, fatigue, muscle aches or loss of tast... Read More

Can I get tested for COVID-19?

People who are well and do not have symptoms will not be tested. If you are sick with fever and r... Read More

Stop. Reflect. Verify.

These three fact-based vignettes shine a light on how “fake news” and “misinformation” are i... Read More

Is there any specific treatment for COVID-19?

There is no treatment for COVID-19 yet. The disease is treated symptomatically, which means the symp... Read More

How do I know if I have COVID-19 and not a regular cold or flu?

When you know the symptoms, how they present and the timeline of incubation, then you will make a be... Read More

Is there a vaccine, drug or treatment for COVID-19?

Not yet. To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-1... Read More

Is COVID-19 Airborne?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected per... Read More

Update on COVID-19 cases in Kenya - 29/03/2020

As of 29/03/2020, four more COVID-19 cases were recorded bringing the total confirmed cases to 42 wh... Read More

#BeActive and stay #HealthyAtHome !

Doing any activity around the home is better than none at all. Be active during #COVID19 outbreak to... Read More

People who are at higher risk for severe coronavirus.

Pre-existing illnesses that put patients at higher risk: 1.cardiovascular disease 2.di... Read More

Why is it important to follow rules on hygiene and social distancing?

We are dealing with a new virus against which humans have not yet developed immunity. That is why so... Read More

What are the symptoms of coronavirus disease?

The most common symptoms are a high temperature, a cough and difficulty breathing. These symptoms ca... Read More

How is an infection with the new coronavirus detected?

Every suspected case of infection with the new coronavirus must be investigated by a doctor. The doc... Read More

What to do if you think you may have been exposed

If you suspect coronavirus exposure, but you don’t have any symptoms yet, (high temperature and co... Read More

Update on COVID19 cases in Kenya.

Kenya's confirmed cases stand at 15 as of today, 3/22/2020 ~CS Kagwe, MOH_Kenya. Don't panic, we... Read More


If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, such as cough, fever, body ache... Read More

Does Corona contaminate surfaces and how long does it persist?

• Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may... Read More

How long is the period between infection with covid-19?

The coronavirus19 (COVID19) has an “incubation period”. Which means the time between catching th... Read More

Hand Washing and sanitizing

The single most important way to help us stay safe from COVID-19 is this one: Wash your hands re... Read More

CoronaVirus Update - Should I wear a hygienic mask

No, healthy people should not wear hygiene masks (surgical masks) in public. If you are in good heal... Read More

What is CoronaVirus?

Coronavirus • Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from t... Read More

How is the new coronavirus transmitted?

- By close and prolonged contact: If you’re closer than two metres to a person who has con-tracted... Read More

CoronaVirus - Infection and risks

Is it possible to be infected with the new coronavirus in kenya? Yes, and the risk of becoming in... Read More

CoronaVirus (COVID19)

As the world health organization (WHO) and Kenya's MOH work in hand to contain COVID19 amid first co... Read More

Why you need to develop good personal hygiene habits.

The human body can provide places for disease-causing germs and parasites to grow and multiply. Thes... Read More

Why Is It Important To Save For Health?

Saving for health has so many benefit that we may not realise : - Illness can be unpredictable and ... Read More

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