Kenya is among the beneficiaries of reagent kits from World Health Organization (WHO), in attempts to help conduct tests for Coronavirus.
This comes shortly after the government stated that individuals who had been quarantined for the suspected virus had their test analysis negative, hence not infected.
The three suspects included a Chinese national, Kenyan female student from China Medical University as well as a Uganda citizen.
The three were isolated on suspicions that they could be having the killer virus.
"She is currently isolated in a private room at Rahimtullah ward. Her blood samples have been sent to Nairobi for analysis. She started feeling unwell in China, complaining of chest pain and difficulty in breathing," Chief Health Officer for Mombasa County Dr Khadija Shikely, said, as quoted by Nation, in reference to the female student.
On Sunday, the Health Ministry revealed that local tests indicated negative for all the suspects.
"Since this is a new virus, there are currently only two referral laboratories in the African region. However, reagent kits are being shipped to more than 20 countries in the region, so diagnostic capacity is expected to increase over the coming days," Africa's WHO Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti stated.
Kenya is already ranked among top 13 nations having direct links to China, hence infection fears. This calls for extreme surveillance and active screening in all entry points.
Since it was first reported, the coronavirus has claimed over 300 lives in China.