Kenya reports COVID-19 variant detected in India - health ministry

1 minute read

A health worker holds a tube containing a sample during free mass testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Register now for FREE unlimited access to

NAIROBI, May 5 (Reuters) - A variant of COVID-19 first diagnosed in India has been detected in Kenya, the health ministry said on Wednesday, days after the same variant was detected in neighbouring Uganda. read more

The health ministry last week said Kenya was suspending flights to and from India.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to
Reporting by Maggie Fick and George Obulutsa; editing by John Stonestreet

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.