There is misleading information about an alleged COVID-19 treatment that is circulating on social media, and also distributed by some media outlets, the Kenyan government has warned. The Ministry of Health is urging people to be aware that coronavirus has no cure, but its infection is controlled according to established rules and strategies.
Kenya has recorded 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, its highest number of daily cases in a month. The country’s first case was announced on March 12. Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary to the Minister of Health, made the announcement. She said the men had been diagnosed with COVID-19 following a review of 1,195 samples in a 24-hour period.
Another 17 patients have been confirmed to have a coronavirus in Kenya, increasing the number of people with the disease to 320. The Ministry of Health announced the infections, adding that all patients were Kenyan citizens. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, said Mombasa County has 12 new patients, with Nairobi County following with five.