By Andrew Wasike


Kenya launched a 120-bed isolation center Friday dedicated to coronavirus cases in case of an outbreak in the East African nation.

The first of its kind center in sub-Saharan Africa has been set up inside state-owned Mbagathi Hospital in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe emphasized the country is ready to deal with any outbreak of the virus, known as COVID-19.

“About one thousand one hundred health care workers have been trained and additional health workers have been deployed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA),” he said while inaugurating the facility. “The

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