Cargo ships and aircraft will continue to operate in the country in order to cushion the economy from suffering extreme losses, despite fears of the spreading coronavirus.
All Aircrafts and ships will be disinfected on arrival and departure and all crew members quarantined Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said.
“In order to mitigate losses being suffered in the economy….we have considered and found ways of ensuring these come into the country provided they are disinfected and their crew quarantined,” he said.
Goods from China will be received at the Kenya Ports Authority after the government concluded talks with Chinese authorities and agreed to allow goods into the country.
“As China restarts its factories, we need to start moving goods. There are ships in high seas in Kenya and we advised KPA to allow shipments,” he added.
Imports from China account for approximately 21pc of Kenya’s total imports, low supply of these imports especially in terms of electronics could lead to prices rising to exorbitant levels.
China is restarting factories after six wees of total lockdown due to the coronavirus.
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