Kenya camps: 500,000 people at risk of contracting COVID-19

Nearly half a million refugees living in Kenya’s camps face overcrowding and poor sanitation.
These camps have yet to record a single coronavirus case, but United Nations refugee agency is already making preparations to counter the threat of COVID-19.
It warns the consequences of an outbreak among the refugees could be disastrous.

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Nairobi, Kenya.

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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