Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Kenya raids shop selling 'fake' coronavirus testing kits

Kenyan authorities have raided a shop allegedly selling fake coronavirus testing kits.

The Standard newspaper reported that police detained 10 people and locked the facility in the capital, Nairobi in Monday's raid.

The suspects advertised the testing kits online claiming they sold 600, according to officials.

"They say that they are left with 400. We want to know who the 600 were sold to," Daniel Yumbwa, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council chief executive, told the newspaper.

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed there were at least 327 cases of coronavirus in Africa.

Kenya confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the medical term for the disease, on Friday. The East African country has confirmed a total of three cases as of Tuesday morning.