Kenya accepts first direct flight from China in two weeks

Kenyan authorities have cleared 239 passengers who arrived at the capital’s main international airport on Wednesday aboard a China Southern Airlines flight.

All the passengers were screened on board and allowed to enter the country moments after the aircraft landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

The ministry of health said the passengers were advised to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution against the possible spread of coronavirus. This was the first time such a large number of passengers have been told to self-isolate.

This was China Southern Airlines’ first flight on the reopened Guangzhou-Nairobi route since it was suspended two weeks ago. It will now provide one flight per week on this route, down from four per week.

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