Read Why Kenya Will Not Evacuate Students From China

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By PATRICK KIMANZI & NMG

The government will not evacuate at least 91 Kenyan students who are in Wuhan, China, following an outbreak of the deadly new coronavirus.

Coronavirus has killed 636 people and infected 31,000 – Daily Nation

Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau told a press conference on Friday that the students are “safe where they are” since China is ensuring their safety.

“China is doing a great job protecting our students where they are. All [the students] are taken care of and well. We admire what China has been able to do. However, we are preparing for all contingencies.,” PS Macharia said.

He added, “China is facilitating Kenyans [there] in all possible ways, and keeping them safe as the government looks at options available to respond effectively for the best interest of the students.”

However, Wuhan is the epicentre of the virus, which has killed 636 people and infected 31,000 so far , according to the latest figures by China’s National Health Commission.

Most of the victims were from mainland China.

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