Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced the government's decision to suspend all incoming flights from India for a fortnight following the fresh surge of Covid-19 in the Asian country. 

This announcement comes after Kenyans raised concerns about the possibility of flights coming into Kenya with the vicious strain of Covid-19 that has spiked infections and fatalities in India in the past week or so.

The CS directed that all passengers arriving from India get tested for Coronavirus and proceed into mandatory quarantine for the stipulated 14 days. 

During the press briefing, Kagwe advised patients from Kenya seeking further treatment in India to explore other alternatives following the recent sharp rise in the number of virus infections in India.

India reported 360,960 fresh cases in 24 hours, on Wednesday, which brought the total tally of infections to nearly 18 million and 3,293 fatalities in the same time bringing the total to 201,187.